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Day of the Dead at Troy Chavez Memorial Peace Garden: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Halloween and Day of the Dead may be neighbors on the calendar, but the two holidays are as different as the United States and Mexico. Where the suggestive costumes and binge-eating rituals of Halloween celebrate American psychosis and obesity, the family altars and sugar-coated offerings celebrate Mexican reverence and regret.
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