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Day of the Dead Altars

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PASCO, Wash.-- Local Hispanic communities are continuing their celebrations of The Day of the Dead. In fact, you can experience one of the holiday's altars here in our area.

There are now two locations in Eastern Washington displaying El Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead altars.

Supermex grocery store on 20th Avenue in Pasco and the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association Art Exhibit in Downtown Yakima.

The holiday focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased.

"We want to bring a piece of Mexico here. So we want to show a little bit of our traditions to people that are not Mexican and also we want the Mexican people to come and feel like they're at home," said Leonor Panduro, Supermex.

The altar in Pasco will be displayed until Sunday November 4th and in Yakima the altar will be displayed until Saturday November 3rd. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about this ancient Latin American holiday.

You can read more about El Dia de Los Muertos in the current issue of Tu Decides the bilingual newspaper.