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. The cultural aspect of the Day of the Dead as celebrated in the United States takes different expressions from popular culture, and it can include religious or pagans symbols related to death. 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. The cultural aspect of the Day of the Dead as celebrated in the United States takes different expressions from popular culture, and...
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