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Dia de los Muertos 2007 - tapete and ofrendas

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2007

For the third year, Tacoma Art Museum and Centro Latino partner together to present Dia de los Muertos.

See behind-the-scenes footage of the community ofrendas (altars) in the atrium and the tapete (sand painting) in the lobby.

Visit the MySpace page at www.myspace.com/diademuertos_tacoma.

Did you know...
The origins of Dia de los Muertos can be traced to Aztec and Mayan peoples. Today the holiday combines centuries of indigenous practices with New World traditions and spiritual beliefs. Dia de los Muertos honors relatives and friends who have died. The belief is that death is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life. Celebrations are joyous, not mournful.

Thanks to John Espey and Joe La Sac from Praxis Imago of University of Puget Sound.

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