Cultural education time! Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday for honoring lost loved ones. Held in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, its traditionally a two-day celebration beginning with Día de los Inocentes (for remembering children and infants) and ending with Dia de los Muertos (for adults). Its a holiday with a rich cultural legacy of vibrant color, symbolism and pageantry.
>[?Featuring dance groups, music, storytelling and crafts, the Desert Botanical Gardens Día de los Muertos culminates in La Procesíon, where participants reenact the ancient indigenous tradition of marching as a community to ancestral burial sites to honor those who have gone before.
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Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011