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Día de los Muertos activities in SW Detroit

The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) has announced the launch of a digital brochure to help visitors navigate the district-wide celebration for the annual Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday - now through Nov. 9 - in Southwest Detroit.  The brochure includes details of special events and activities taking place at local businesses, churches, arts’ organizations and community groups. 

“Día de Los Muertos is a day when the boundaries between the living and the dead becoming permeable, allowing the souls of the departed to travel back to visit families and loved ones,” said SDBA President Kathy Wendler.  “Elaborate altars with special foods, flowers, candles and beautiful decorations are erected and visits to local cemeteries to honor loved ones are frequent during the celebration.”

St. Anne Church photo credit:
SDBA/Myrna Segura.

The Día de Los Muertos holiday coincides with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov. 2).  The celebration includes community ofrendas, a traditional procession at Clark Park, a 5K/10K Run of the Dead, artist workshops, y más. 

To download the digital brochure, visit:  http://www.southwestdetroit.com/Community-Programs/Day-of-the-Dead-78.html.
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