In Albuquerque, as in many Latino communities, we celebrate Day of the Dead as well as Halloween. It’s a lovely holiday that allows us to feel close to our departed loved ones. We build altars commemorating their lives, use marigolds to invite their spirits to visit and decorate with sugar skulls and other day of the dead regalia.
Instead of the scary aspect of Halloween, Day of the Dead celebrations are more like a celebration with family of loved ones.
Some additional activities in the area.