Mayan Calendar talk, music, food, closing altar blessing part of Celebraciones de la Gente on Oct. 28

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A discussion on the 2012 Mayan Calendar by guests from Guatemala, Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi workshops and performances and a moving closing ceremony with the blessing of the ofrendas (altars) were experienced by visitors during the closing day of the 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente held Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

The event was presented by the museum and partner Flagstaff Nuestras Raices.

The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration featured a “Lively Day of the Dead Celebration” which included food, arts and crafts booths, face painting and the presentation of the annual mural project.

Performers include Maríachí Sol Azteca, Los Compadres and Ballet Folklorico de Colores of Flagstaff.

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Celebraciones photos by Frank X. Moraga / Shooting Star Communications LLC ©2012