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Topeka's Citywide Dia de los Muertos Celebration Begins

DiaDeLosMuertos 2(Photo Courtesy of Tonantzin Society)A citywide celebration of Dia de los Muertos...or the Day of the Dead...is getting underway in Topeka, with a variety of events stretching over several days. Organizer Christina Valdivia-Alcala explains the importance of the holiday to the Hispanic and Latino community.

Events begin today (FRI) with a performance by traditional Aztec dancers. A street fair is scheduled for tomorrow (SAT), and it will include music, food, vendors, a puppet show and many other activities. For more information, visit the Dia de los Muertos Topeka website. For special events and Day of the Dead presentations oriented toward children, visit the Kansas Children's Discovery Center website.

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Topeka Day of the Dead Celebration to Include Street Fair

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(Photo Courtesy of Tonantzin Society)

A citywide celebration of Dia de los Muertos...or the Day of the Dead...is being held in Topeka this weekend and through much of next week. Organizer Christina Valdivia-Alcala says the events are varied, and lots of family-friendly activities are planned.

The street fair will be set up in the 800 and 900 blocks of Northeast Kansas Avenue in Topeka, and runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Dia de los Muertos Topeka website. For special events and Day of the Dead presentations oriented toward children, visit the Kansas Children's Discovery Center website.  

 

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