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Day of the Dead Celebrations Honor Those Who Passed Away

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YAKIMA, WA-- Saturday is All Souls Day, which is part of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration and honors family and friends who have passed away.

Saturday the Yakima Morelia Sister City Association put together a Mexican cultural exhibit where you can check out many altars made by businesses and organizations around Yakima.

The colorful displays celebrate the life of individuals who passed away.

Organizers said this ancient celebration brings together different cultures and ideas for the same reason.

"It's a combination of Aztec tradition of honoring the dead and then kind of Catholic All Souls Day and All Saints Day, they kind of combine them together and November 2nd is actually when they celebrate day of the dead," said sister city association secretary, Clara Eustis.

The altars represent birth, life and death, emotion and religion.

There is also a candlelight vigil for people who passed away from domestic violence happening right now at the exhibit.

You can also go on the Walk of Remembrance in downtown Yakima where you can see more alters at local businesses.

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