Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mexican Holiday Heats Up Cold Rocky Mountain Town

The passing of a loved one in the U-S brings feelings of mourning and saddness, but in Mexico, it's a three-day long celebration. Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of family members who have passed on by creating larger than life memorials. In Missoula, where Hispanics make up three percent of the population, the Mexican holiday is celebrated by creating six-foot-tall wood carvings and printing them on to sheets. UM News Reporter Adrienne Ellsworth and Photographer Bernie Riggs learned how this Mexican holiday is bringing a little spice to the cold Montana winters. The finished products will hang in the Missoula Art Museum until next Friday.

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