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Dia de los Muertos

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FLINT, MI- LatinX Technology and Community Center invites everyone to recognize and celebrate Dia de Los Muertos!

Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican celebration honoring and celebrating family and friends that have passed away. It is a multi-day celebration that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. It is a holiday that celebrates both life and death. 

Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their deceased family members. Altars are made in family homes, decorated with bright marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and favorite food, drinks and items of those being honored. Each item is placed in a specific part of the altar as symbolism of the cycle of life and death. The offerings are used as a way to attract the souls of our departed loved ones to come back to us and celebrate this day. They hear our prayers, smell the food and join the celebration.

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Dia de los Muertos is not a day of sadness or somber. It is a day of happiness as we are surrounded by all of our loved ones. Quetzal invites you to join him in remembering all of our deceased loved ones. 

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

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