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The Dia de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — has its own traditions and its own sense of spectacle. But it's not Halloween, as the Milwaukee celebrations below show.
One way to celebrate life is to celebrate those who've passed from it.
The Dia de los Muertos parade, now in its fourth year, has been organized for the Walker Square neighborhood to do just that. The annual Dia de los Muertos festival, widely celebrated in Mexico and cultures throughout the world, is observed with celebrations and prayers for friends and family who have passed away.
Ofrendas, or altars, are created in memory of friends and family, often including colorful decorations, mementos and favorite foods. Many will be on view in Walker Square Park.