Calexico Cultural Art Center host ‘Altar De Muertos’
CALEXICO, Calif. (KECY, KYMA) – The Cultural Art Center opens to the community to celebrate Dias De Muertos Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Dias De Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition to celebrate those who have passed away. Norma Gerardo, recreation manager for the city of Calexico, said it’s the Mexican way of remembering those who have passed away.
“This is a very traditional celebration for Mexicans or people of Mexican descent. This is where we honor our deceased, it is a celebration for our people,” said Gerardo.
She said being at Calexico it was an important event to organize. There are a lot of people from Mexico who live in Calexico. The cultural art center wanted to help them feel at home with this presentation.
Gerardo added that this altar has received a lot of help from the community and will be open from Tuesday and then open to the public during the week.
Eduardo Quintero said the community effort made a big difference in trying to plan this week-long event.
“We do it with the community, the participation of the community,” Quintero said.
He said, fortunately, that the cultural arts center has a lot of regulars who volunteer their time to help with events like ‘Altar De Muertos’