HOLLAND — Mexican culture was honored during a Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Holland Armory on Saturday, Oct 29.
Dia de Los Muertos — or the Day of the Dead — is celebrated around Halloween, but isn’t something to be afraid of. Holland Museum and Latin Americans United for Progress partnered to share that heritage with the community last weekend, through an afternoon of music, dance, artwork and remembrances for those who have passed on.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, during which families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. The official Day of the Dead began Tuesday, Nov. 1, and ended Wednesday, Nov. 2.
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Day of the Dead combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls’ Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico in the early 1500s.
— Contact photographer Cody Scanlan at cody.scanlan@hollandsentinel.com. See more of his photography on Instagram @HollandSentinel.


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