The Mexican holiday takes on a Texan flavor with these fiestas and days-long celebrations.
Once every year, the spirits of the departed come back to life to reunite with their families. Loved ones welcome them with favorite foods and drinks, photos, and other objects on brightly colored altars.
That’s the idea behind Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 and 2 that blends indigenous beliefs and European traditions.
Here in Texas, a state with deep ties to its southern neighbor, Day of the Dead celebrations vary from an easygoing fiesta in a Terlingua cemetery to a two-day party in San Antonio.
Check out some of the best Día de los Muertos events happening across Texas this year.