Dia de Muertos/Noche de Calaveras.

Despite the colorful name and festive nature of the holiday, Dia de Muertos has a more serious purpose– focusing on family and friends who pray for and remember those who have died. There are public altars honoring the dead, and that evening during Noche de Calaveras there is music, food, dancing, and sugar skulls (calaveras). Folks come out dressed in their finest bona-fide bones. In Dallas, Texas, Dia/Noche take place at the Latino Cultural Center.

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