N.J. community gathered for Día de los Muertos.

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The Arts Council of Princeton sponsored a host of activities, which began on October 28 and culminated with a Día de los Muertos Community Celebration on Saturday.

To keep the spirit alive, there is a public installation by local artists and students on tin Calaveras, that will be displayed in Dohm Alley through November 20.

The Arts Council of Princeton building, will host a traditional altar for the public to display their lost loved ones or memories to honor the dead.

Artistic Director Maria Evans has overseen ACP’s Day of the Dead celebration for over 20 years. “When we do this event, we try to make it as educational as well as we do entertaining,” Evans said. “And so one of our crafts that we have for children is they decorate a Catrina (tall female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers) and…the volunteers just talk about who Catrina is in history and how this is an iconic figure in Mexico.

“And, that is the beauty of it. … For me, it is very, very important that we continue the traditions, even if we are far away from our country.”

Credits: nj.com

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