The Day of the Dead celebration in West Valley near Salt Lake City, UT is held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Guests will be able to enjoy music, dancing, and children activities. Traditional foods will also be available.
There will be plenty of hands on activities for the children including face painting. The adults are not forgotten with a beer garden featuring favorite Mexican beers. Visitors will also enjoy a folk art exhibit featuring traditional altars and other artifacts that help to express the meaning of this holiday.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico as well as by Mexicans throughout the world. It is during this time that Mexicans celebrate friends and family that have died. Festivals and parades are common during this celebration. Most parades end in the local cemetery. Families decorate the cemeteries where their family members are buried with candles, skulls, and other decoration, and they say prayers over them to help their spirits move on to a better place.
The Day of the Dead is a time to remember those who have passed. The Day of the Dead celebration brings out the fun side of this holiday where people can come and enjoy good food, beer, music, and dancing. Other activities in the area include the Hale Centre Theatre, the Maverick Center, and the Valley Fair Mall.