Día de los Muertos festival at the Mesa Arts Center

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Mesa, Arizona. October 28, 2012 - The Day of the Dead is a religious holiday celebrated in Mexico with a solemn mood to remember dead loved ones. However, in the Southwest of the United States and in states like Arizona, the holiday takes a form of a cultural festivity, the turning the traditional "Día de los Muertos" into a festival-like event. Artwork by local artists is an essential feature of the Day of the Dead celebrations in the Southwest of the U.S. This tradition can be traced to Mexico's great artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who painted skulls to criticize dictator Porfirio Díaz and the rich. Photo Eduardo Barraza © 2012
Mesa, Arizona. October 28, 2012 - The Day of the Dead is a religious holiday celebrated in Mexico with a solemn mood to remember dead loved ones. However, in the Southwest of the United States and in states like Arizona, the holiday takes a form of a cultural festivity, the turning the traditional "Día de los Muertos" into a festival-like event. Artwork by local artists is an essential feature of the Day of the Dead celebrations in the Southwest of the U.S. This tradition can...
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