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Mexican Holiday

November 2, 2006 by Pablo Alcala  
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Date: 11/1/06
Time: 6:57:06 PM
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Bluegrass Youth Ballet dancer, Emily Mooney, left, painted Amanda White while  in costume backstage during a dress rehearsal of "Dia de los Muertos" a ballet based on the Mexican holiday of the same name.  The performance will run for schools on Thursday and Friday, public performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and a Saturday matinee at 3:00 pm. 

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, other Latin American countries and Latino communities in the United States, November 2, to remember relatives who have deceased. Altars are made in the home with items reminding people of their loved ones, graves are decorated.  Many cities and towns have parades with participants painted like skeletons like the dancers in the photos.

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