Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead coincides with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Its focus is to gather family and friends, during a significant time of the year for the Latino/Hispanic culture, to remember and pray for those who have passed away. Traditions include building private altars (Ofrendas) honoring the deceased using photos, sugar skulls, marigolds, the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting the graves of the loved ones with these as gifts. The day is a celebration of the life of those we love, and a commitment to never forget them.mThe Day of the Dead festivities in Southwest Detroit will serve as a unique educational opportunity for students, visitors and residents to learn more about the Latino/Hispanic culture in the U.S. The Southwest Detroit Business Association has created the 2016 Day of the Dead Walking Tour Brochure to introduce people of all ages to the vibrant and diverse Latino/Hispanic culture in SW Detroit, during this year’s Dίa de Muertos Celebration.

2016 Dia de los Muertos Brochure

2016 Dia de los Muertos Text Only Copy 






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