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Dia de los Muertos Art Skull Gallery honors the dead

Dia de los Muertos Art Skull Gallery honors the dead

In San Diego, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) a highly celebrated holiday. The lively and colorful event serves to celebrate, honor, and pray over deceased loved ones, including family and friends. The celebration of life may incorporate an altar, or ofrenda, that may contain flowers (often Mexican marigolds), personal items, favorite foods, and clothing of the deceased, which may be taken to the grave as a gift along with other items.

Beginning on Halloween or All Saint's Eve, the holiday runs through All Saint's Day on Nov. 1, and concludes on Nov.2, All Soul's Day. On October 31, children make altars to encourage the spirits of children to visit, while on November 1,...

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