20131105 - Day Of Dead (SN) - nwherald

Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Anabel Tapia performs a dance during a folk music performance by Tarima Son during a Day of the Dead celebration at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Day of the Dead is a mexican holiday celebrated between October 31 and November 2nd throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. Families get together to pray for and remember loved ones who died. The belief behind the event is that spirits return to the earth for one day of the year to be with their families. Tuesday's event featured complimentary Day of the Dead bread, Mexican hot chocolate, a lecture facilitated by the National Museum of Mexican Art, sugar skull decorating and a performance by Tarima Son.