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Celebration of Dia de los Muertos at City Hall

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated from November 1st and 2nd throughout the region from Mexico across the U.S. The days of reverence are celebrated as people gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
During this time alters are resurrected and offers (ofrendas) honoring the deceased are left in offering for the spiritual journey of those departed.Calaveras ,aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed are often used in this spiritual ceremonies., Those who celebrate the solemn day also visit graves with gifts for their dearly departed.
The City of Eagle Pass set up an alter at city hall for Dia De Los Muertos in which they remembered and honored Mayor Chad H. Foster, Presidente Municipal Jose (Pepe) Maldonado, Choco Gonzalez Maza and Alex Alvarez.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed into other deep traditions in honor of the dead. It has become a national symbol and as such is taught (for educational purposes) in the nation’s schools. Many families celebrate a traditional “All Saints’ Day” associated with the Catholic Church.
The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration is similar to other societies’ observances of a time to honor the dead. The Spanish tradition, for instance, includes festivals and parades, as well as gatherings of families at cemeteries to pray for their deceased loved ones at the end of the day.

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