Flores para los Muertos 

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Traditional garb for the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration may be black and white, but flowers, especially bright yellow and orange marigolds, make it a sunshine-colored event. The three-day observation of All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day brings families together to honor, remember, and pray for loved ones who have died, and all the brightly colored petals illuminate a path guiding the deceased to little gift-covered altars called oferendas.

The Brooks celebrates Day of the Dead Saturday, November 2nd, with a Dia de los Muertos fiesta. There will be sugar skull painting, Latin cuisine, tequila tasting, and live music by Marcela Pinilla and Mariachi Guadalajara.

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To see some locally created oferendas decorated with marigolds grown by volunteer group Una Mano Amiga ("a friendly hand"), you'll want to visit the free two-day Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd, at El Mercadito de Memphis, 3766 Ridgeway.

The celebration, sponsored by the Memphis Day of the Dead Committee, ends Sunday with numerous theater, dance, and musical performances and an appearance by the catrinas — painted skeleton figures inspired by lithographer Jose Posada's icons of death.

Dia de los Muertos at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Saturday, November 2nd, 7-10 p.m.

$50 for members/$55 for nonmembers.

Dia de los Muertos at El Mercadito de Memphis (3766 Ridgeway), Saturday, November 2nd, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 3rd, 3-8 p.m.

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