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Houston Dia De Los Muertos Festival this Weekend

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Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) of Houston hosts Dia De Los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future, a festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, at their campus at 1900 Kane Street, Houston.

MECA’s event will feature Dia de los Muertos celebrations from throughout Latin America with an altar exhibit competition, foods from the Americas, vendors selling authentic Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts, and a Calavera fashion show.

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Latin American holiday that honors and celebrates the lives of family and friends who have gone before us. Though different Latin countries celebrate in different ways, the common theme is the belief that the dead return home to visit loved ones and feast on their favorite foods. Playful mockery of death and a reaffirmation of life are expressed through music, dance, theatre and visual arts. In other cultures it is sometimes refered to as All Souls Day.

If you are unfamiliar with the holiday this event will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn new cultural rituals

The festival is free both days. Times are Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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