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Dia de Los Muertos Kicks Off This Weekend

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YAKIMA, Wash. - A two-week event celebrating "Dia de Los Muertos" starts Saturday in downtown Yakima.  Organizers say it's a multi-cultural fiesta.

Dia de Los Muertos means "Day of the Dead" and honors those who have died.  The Washington State Arts Commission has provided $6,000 for the event, and businesses in downtown Yakima will provide window space for artistic memorials. 

Events include a farmer's market from 11:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday, a street festival downtown from 4:00-8:00 pm, and a mariachi and street dance from 7:00-8:30 pm.