Dead Reckoning

El Día de los Muertos Festival

May 19, 2009

For those whose knowledge of Hispanic cultura ends at the Lindo Michoacan taqueria on SE Division Street, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Latin American holiday that pays tribute to family members who have passed on. It’s a celebration based on the belief that death is a continuation of life and, as such, should be an occasion for boisterous merrymaking. Locally, Miracle Theatre’s annual variety show is undoubtedly the best way to soak up a little Mexican Folklore 101. This year’s Día de los Muertos festival will include the requisite singing, dancing, and theatrical perfomances, but the presence of incendiary bilingual poet, and rapper Paul Flores should provide a different perspective for guests in need of fresh traditions.

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