MCALLEN, Texas – The Consulate of Mexico and the McAllen International Airport are teaming up to keep the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, alive.
It’s the holiday celebrated all over Latin America, honoring dead relatives with colorful skulls and skeletons.
“Viajeros Del Mictlan” was held today, November 1, 2019, at McAllen Airport where community members participated in artistic programs and enjoyed music and dance performances.
They even had a chance to enjoy Pan De Muerto, referred to as bread of the dead.
“The first of November is when they usually celebrate the children that passed away and so they’re the innocents’, the saint innocents death. And on the second day is the adults. So, it’s very very rooted in the Catholic church,” Says Mr. Medrano, of the Mexican Consulate.
The event also featured an altar honoring a Mexican artist Francisco Toledo along with Mexican historian Miguel Leon Portilla.
A second ceremony will be held tonight at 5:30 P.M. at McAllen Airport.
The event is free and open to the public.