CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The capital city was bustling with activity on Saturday as community members celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
The two-day sacred holiday — which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2 — originated in Mexico and is traditionally celebrated in several Latin American countries as well as other locations. It is believed that a corridor between the real world and the spirit world is opened during these two days, allowing deceased loved ones to return and visit their living relatives.
Chispa of Cheyenne partnered with the Wyoming State Museum, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Laramie County Library and the Cheyenne Depot Museum to host interactive activities, including skull face painting, paper flower making and traditional folklorico dancing.