Things got colorful at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, as the community gathered to celebrate Day of the Dead, a Mexican Holiday focused on remembering and honoring loved ones who have died. At the museum, there is a large community ofrenda on display until November 30th. The day was celebrated with Baile Fokloriko, facepainting by Mariposa’s Art, an after school art and music program, and there were crafts for the kids, including tissue paper flower crafting and lantern making. Visitors could keep their strength up with Navajo tacos while they perused the museum’s exhibits.
As the events at the museum came to a close, visitors gathered for a procession through the streets ending at Evergreen Cemetery, where community members had set up altars on select graves, honoring those buried there and the many that they represent. As the sun went down, candles were lit and guests were treated to music by Trio Guadalupano and Mexican hot chocolate from Firefly Coffee House.
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