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Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day)

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Juan Carlos Mendoza
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 04:37:29 pm »

Observances outside Mexico

In many US communities with peoples from Mexico, Day of the Dead celebrations are held, very similar to those held in Mexico. In some of these communities, such as in Texas[4] and Arizona,[5] the celebrations tend to be mostly traditional. For example, the All Souls' Procession has been an annual Tucson event since 1990. The event combines elements of traditional Dia de los Muertos celebrations with those of pagan harvest festivals. People wearing masks carry signs honoring the dead and an urn in which people can put slips of paper with prayers on them to be burned.[6]
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