Oct 29, 2013 10:51 AM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - This weekend, thousands of Corpus Christians will flood downtown to celebrate the 6th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival. Dia De Los Muertos (or "Day Of The Dead") has been celebrated in Mexico for centuries but the local festival has been coordinated for six years. According to the Corpus Christi Dia De Los Muertos website, Belinda Edwards started the festival in 2008. With 35 vendors and music, the festival drew a crowd of about 600 people the first year.
This year, the organization expects 18,000 people to join in on the celebration. Coordinators have expanded the party to two blocks of Starr Street and two blocks of Mesquite Street. Although the celebration has plenty of music, dance, food and art, the ultimate goal is to educate attendees on the meaning behind the festival.
Dia De Los Muertos is a time for family and friends to honor and remember those who have deceased. For more information on the festival, visit the Dia De Los Muertos website.