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Community embraces Mexican tradition at Homewood’s colorful Dia de los Muertos festival

Homewood’s first Dia de los Muertos festival on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Martin Square had special meaning for the White family of Homewood.

Eric and Monica, with their children Emilia and Matilda, keep Dia de los Muertos traditions alive in their home. Monica’s father, originally from Mexico, has been a U.S. citizen for 50 years.

As they posed for a photo in front of a mural, Monica said it meant a lot to her that her community was joining together to celebrate the holiday.

“I think it’s beautiful,” she said. “Latino culture is everywhere, but this . . .

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