East Aldine celebrates Dia de los Muertos

EAST ALDINE – The Day of the Dead, Dia De Los Muertos, came to life at the Town Center all day last Saturday, October 29 when families gathered to honor their departed and look to the future.

Sponsored by the East Aldine District, the event featured sacred altars to remember loved ones. In addition there was music and dancing, hay rides and a pumpkin patch, face painting, food, fun, and prizes.

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, though other days, such as October 31 or November 6, may be included depending on the locality. It is widely observed in Mexico, where it largely developed, and is also observed in other places, especially by people of Mexican heritage. Although related to the simultaneous Christian remembrances for Hallowtide, it has a much less solemn tone and is por
trayed as a holiday of joyful celebration rather than mourning. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pay respects and to remember friends and family members who have died.

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  1. Did you receive the article about the Distsrict Turkey Trot?
    I sent you an article about Vardeman winning the Turkey Trot Trophy?

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