El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors the dead through altars, offerings, sculptures and dances. For the Aztec, who had been celebrating this tradition for more than 3,000 years before encountering travelers from Spain, death was not the end but the continuation of life. Day of the Dead is still celebrated today, and although it's officially marked on November 1 and 2, the related events start several days earlier in Denver.
Here are seven ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos around town -- and if you know of more, post the information in the comments section below.
- The Pirate spirit lives on during Dia de los Muertos
- Best Day of the Dead in a Cemetery - Dia de los Muertos
- Back to Skulls - Arts and crafts meet Day of the Dead.