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Botanical garden celebrates Dia de los Muertos

by webdev

October 20, 2010

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, is celebrating its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration from October 21 through November 2, reports

Guests at this event will be treated to traditional Mexican food and pastries, and will be able to take in art created by local artists or shop for artwork in the Garden's Mercado. There will also be other smaller parties throughout the event.

On October 28, guests will be treated to a presentation by Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, who works at Barrio Cafe. She will discuss the traditional foods of this Mexican holiday.

"She has so many great stories related to related to this food and the holiday," Katy Spratt, special events manager for the botanical garden, told the news source. "It's great to meet her and listen to her talk about her passion for cooking, and then actually taste it."

A procession through the garden on October 31 will allow visitors to observe the plants throughout the facility while celebrating the holiday. A 7.5-foot tall skeleton has been built to make this a truly authentic parade.

If you want to help a loved one celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday, send flower gifts, such as a bouquet of marigolds, which are commonly placed on grave sites during this holiday, according to


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