Scene in Edmonds: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

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A crowd of adults and children gathered at Salish Crossing’s Hunni Co. on Saturday to celebrate the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

There was face painting and paper flower crafts, and children were invited to decorate sugar cookies and sugar skulls. Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara also performed traditional dances for the delighted crowd.

Many attending brought photos and other remembrances of loved ones who have died, placing them on a sidewalk altar outside Hunni Co. for public viewing.

Rocio Escandon said the tradition of celebrating Dia de Los Muertos started five years ago in her Edmonds living room with a group of close friends. She was thrilled to see the celebration expand this year to include the community, she added.

 

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