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El Día de los Muertos celebrated in downtown Fresno

Dia de Los Muertos celebration draws crowds to Eaton Plaza

Central High School Danzantes de Tlaloc dancers perform at the 29th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration CalaGala event at Eaton Plaza on Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Fresno.
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Central High School Danzantes de Tlaloc dancers perform at the 29th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration CalaGala event at Eaton Plaza on Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Fresno.

A section of downtown Fresno was transformed Saturday night as a place to honor the beloved dead.

The 29th annual El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event wound from Arte Americas to Eaton Plaza. Leading the way were the Aztec dance team from Teocalli Cultural Academy.

The 2400 block of Fresno Street was fenced off for the festivities, which included food booths, face painting, art vendors and live music.

Day of the Dead festivities originated from indigenous people in Mexico, who use it as a way to honor family who have died and gone to the afterlife.

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