East Texans celebrate Day of the Dead at Bergfeld Park on Sunday

Published on Sunday, 5 November 2017 16:43 - Written by

Many East Texans celebrated the Día de los Muertos Fest on Sunday at Bergfeld Park with food, dancing and musical performances.

The festival commemorated the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that serves as a time to remember family members and friends who have died.

The event included ballet folklórico, Aztec dancers, mariachis, a musical group, and a Selena tribute artist, among many other acts.

Participants also could memorialize a loved one through a community altar and participate in a costume parade.

Bright colors and skull decorations abounded and attendees had the chance to win a cash prize for the best costume.

This is the second year local residents have organized this celebration to bring the entire community together.

- Emily Guevara