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Day of the Dead Fest on Saturday offers opportunity for joyful remembrance

Xicantl poses at Fall Fest on Sept. 25 with a giant skeleton she created. She and her skeleton friend toured the festival promoting Homewood's first Day of the Dead festival on Oct. 16. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The village of Homewood will host its first Day of the Dead Fest (Dia de los Muertos) on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Martin Avenue Square to share the rich cultural traditions of the celebration.

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that celebrates death as a natural . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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