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Day Of The Dead Celebration Steeped In Tradition

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Part of the Day of the Dead display at the Museo de las Americas in Denver. (credit: CBS)

Part of the Day of the Dead display at the Museo de las Americas in Denver. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- The Day of the Dead celebrations begin after Halloween.

The ritual dates back more than 3,000 years and is celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the United States.

The Museo de las Americas is hosting their Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, celebrations on Thursday and Friday.

“We are teaching our children that life and death are equality, they walk together hand in hand. So that is the importance of celebrating Day of the Dead,” said Museo de las Americas Executive Director Maruca Salazar. “We celebrate our ancestors and we celebrate life.”

CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody wanted to learn more about the traditions surrounding the holiday. So he headed to the museum in the Santa Fe Art District for the details. Watch his report below.

The Museo de las Americas is located at 861 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.

- Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.

- Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.

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