El Día de los Muertos, or, in English, Day of the Dead, is a ritual practiced in Latin America and many parts of the United States. This includes Arizona, where we have large population of people of Latino descent. It is a celebration of ancestors who have died. On El Día de los Muertos, family members take the opportunity to honor their deceased love ones with offerings and prayers.
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During El Día de Los Muertos you'll find many different types of celebrations and exhibits in the Valley. Here is a listing of local Day of the Dead events. While it is officially celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, you'll find a variety of exhibits and activities in the days leading up to those dates.
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