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. A Day of the Dead altar celebrating the life of Mexican-American farm workers organizer and Chicano Movement's hero Cesar E. Chavez. Chavez was born and died in Arizona. This artwork was created by artist Mexican Juan Olalde. 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. A Day of the Dead altar celebrating the life of Mexican-American farm workers organizer and Chicano Movement's hero Cesar E. Chavez....
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