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The Denver Post: Make Your Own Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda with Help from Denver Artists

Four local artists contributed to these DIY altars, part of a month-long celebration of the Mexican tradition

By Daliah Singer, Special to The Denver Post Oct 16, 2020, 6:00 am

Paper butterflies made by Cal Duran for a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda (altar). (Provided by The Latino Cultural Arts Center)

Every culture has its own way of honoring and remembering the dead.

In Japan, family members send floating lanterns down rivers. Jewish people light yahrzeit candles. And across Latin America — and among Mexican-Americans stateside — there’s the multi-day celebration known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (Oct. 31-Nov. 2).


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