Archive for October, 2010
The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
>LGBT activists are organizing marches on Oct. 16 in the city of Mexicali, the Baja state capital, and on Oct. 24 in the border city of Tecate.
The Mexicali march is Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., starting at Avenida Colón and Calzada Justo Sierra.
The Tecate march is Sunday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at Parque Central.
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