Students and locals threw their annual celebrations for Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, last month as part of the Mexican holiday that memorializes those who have died before us.
As one of many holiday events across D.C., Franklin Park drew a crowd of locals last month for Food and Film in the Park, an Events DC festival where guests could find a multitude of Mexican food and watch a screening of the film Coco. On GW’s campus, GW Folklorico and the Mexican Student Association hosted an event Saturday with cultural dance performances, food and offends – alters that memorialize a loved one who has died, often used for Día De Los Muertos.
The events led up to the official Día De Los Muertos holiday, which lasts from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2. Here are some of the scenes of the celebrations honoring this enduring Mexican tradition: