Boise prepares to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

October 13, 2013 

The City of Boise's Sesqui-Shop at 1008 Main Street in Boise is the place to be for Dia de los Muertos.

The celebration of the day of remembrance features an exhibition of traditional and contemporary altars as well as banners created by over 50 local artists and exhibitions.

The official public celebration will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Nov. 2 at the shop. Dress in your favorite calavera costume and take part in a procession from the Sesqui-Shop to the museum at 6 p.m.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican festivity that has its origins in pre-Hispanic Mexico to honor the life of those who have passed away. This rich celebration has been preserved for more than 500 years, and was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO in 2003.

Symbolisms such as sugar skulls, colorful paintings, the Cempasúchitl flower, flavorful dishes and altars to remember our beloved ones, have made of Día de los Muertos a unique festivity that has caught the attention of millions of people and its celebrated around the world.

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