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Columbus Celebrates “Day Of The Dead” Holiday
The art-rich and thousands-years-old “Day of the Dead” holiday is being celebrated tonight in Columbus.
The November 1st holiday closely associated with Mexican culture celebrates the lives of the deceased, often featuring camp-outs in cemeteries and relatives preparing the favorite meals of the deceased.
Jen Miller with the non-profit Global Gallery says tonight’s event will feature Mexican art, folk music, and the iconic Day of the Dead sugar skulls.
“Just really beautifully and brightly-decorated skulls,” Miller says.
“I really like this take when we think about death. It’s one that really kind of shows it’s a natural part of life and it is something g to celebrate.”
Thursday night’s Clintonville event features live Latin folk music and several takes on the iconic Mexican sugar skulls. Doors open at the North High Street location at 5 p.m. with festivities ending at 9 p.m.