Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2017

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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, was Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The celebration provides families the opportunity to learn more about the richness of this holiday in Mexican and American culture.

The accompanying community-centered altar exhibit, on display Oct. 21 – Nov. 12, includes traditional elements of the ancient Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. The elements include sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed.

The celebration and remembrance included music, dancing, traditional folkloric costumed characters, Mexican food, desserts and beverages.