KDVR: Dia de los Muertos Altar Offers Understanding of Death to Young Boy

by: Vicente Arenas

Posted: Oct 31, 2020 / 08:14 PM MDT/ Updated: Oct 31, 2020 / 08:14 PM MDT



DENVER (KDVR) — This weekend many members of the Latino community will celebrate what is called “Dia de los Muertos” which means Day of the Dead.


One of the the Latino Cultural Arts Center goals, is to help people understand more about the tradition celebrated by so many people in Colorado.


Talking about death is hardly ever an easy topic especially when your child is just 8 years old.


But that’s the conversation Joyce Sanchez is having with her son Cruz, in preparation for Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.


“Dia de los Muertos is really a celebration of life. We want to acknowledge the life, the celebration. It’s a time to honor lost family members through music and food and dance. It’s a party, a celebration of someone’s life,” Sanchez said.


The lesson comes to life, by building an altar in her home in Northglenn.


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