Hundreds of people turn out to Denison's "Dia de los Muertos" festival

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DENISON, TX -- The Denison "Dia de los Muertos" festival continued over the weekend as a way to honor friends and family who have passed away.

This was the second year the city hosted the celebration. Events included art demonstrations, activities for the kids, food and an alter to honor loved ones. A giant puppet parade was held at 3:00 Saturday afternoon. Main Street Director Donna Dow says the festival is about celebrating and learning about the Hispanic culture.

"It is just watching everyone have a good time and the smiles on the faces. The parade is extremely colorful, and it brings out a different crowd plus our regular crowd so that's a lot of fun," Dow said.

"I'm learning and everyone else is learning along with them about the Spanish/Mexican tradition that I knew a little about, but nothing like what I'm learning in the last two years," Mary Karam, a Denison business owner, said.

The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon with Cinco de Mayo dancers.