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Muertitosfest Full Of Life At Say Si

Dia De Los Muertos celebrations are popping up all over town.  Youth Arts organization Say Si puts one on every year and it's called Muertitosfest.

"Muertitosfest is a three-day Day of the Dead festival that celebrates San Antonio's cultural history and our ties to Mexico," says Say Si communications manager Stephen Guzman, describing Day of the Dead--Dia De Los Muertos. "It's an opportunity for us to connect with those who have passed. It's really a beautiful celebration that has some touching rituals involved."

The three-day Muertitosfest starts Thursday with a limited attendance event  featuring food, live music and dancing, including from a youth arts group here all the way from India.

"And we're also going to close out the night with a really awesome Dia De Los Muertos costume contest," Guzman says.

Friday night and Saturday events are free.

"We have two stages, both indoor and outdoor. We're going to have a procession going on through the event as well; it's really a fun night."

Music Friday by Grupo Frackaso and Los Nahualatos.

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Then Saturday is really focused on the kids.

"Saturday is really our family day, from 12 to 4 p.m.  We have some free art workshops, we'll have face painting and family-friendly entertainment as well.  The Elsa Champion Dance Academy and Conjunto Heritage Taller.  Come, have fun and enjoy," Guzman says.

Find more on Say Si here.

Find more on Muertitosfest here.