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Dia de los Muertos celebration Saturday at Boise’s Sesqui-Shop


Prepare your calavera costumes and Cempasúchitl flowers; Dia de los Muertos is coming to Boise.

The Mexican consulate in Boise, Idaho Historical Museum, Boise City Department of Arts and History, Boise State University and Wingtip Press are putting on an annual celebration of the Mexican celebration.

The event starts at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Boise’s Sesqui-Shop, a store set up at 1008 Main St. to celebrate the capital city’s 150th anniversary. At 6 p.m., there will be a procession from the Sesqui-Shop to the Idaho Historical Museum.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican festivity that has its origins in pre-Hispanic Mexico to honor the life of those who have died. The celebration has been observed for more than 500 years. Sugar skulls, colorful paintings, the Cempasúchitl flower, flavorful
dishes and altars to remember loved ones are part of traditional celebrations, which now take place all over the world.

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