Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:08 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances @kristv.com
Updated: Nov 3, 2012 2:32 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A festival attracted some of the scariest-looking people to downtown Corpus Christi tonight but they all congregated to experience a celebration that dates back to indigenous cultures; it's called "Dia De Los Muertos."
One fair-goer said, "We come every year. We just love the culture and it gets bigger and better every year."
This local festival is in its fifth year running. With about 5,000 visitors it's known as one of the biggest and best celebrations of Dia De Los Muertos in the country; and with great food, tons of vendors and plenty of traditional entertainment it's no wonder why.
In addition to all the fun activities, fair-goers can also get their face painted in true Dia De Los Muertos style. Even though there are all sorts of games, fun demonstrations and entertainment, there's a deeper meaning to it all.
Dia De Los Muertos (or "Day Of The Dead") is meant to be a dedication to the loved one's we've lost.
At the festival, Cristina Loya said, "Doing a tribute to them with the favorite food they like and the music they like and everything they love. She added "It's remembering them but with love not with sadness."
Even though there's no shortage of skulls and images of death, this festival is really all about celebrating life; maybe inspiring people to embrace events like Dia De Los Muertos.
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