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I learned a lot about Dia de Los Muertos while working on this story. Although, I'm sure there is so much more I stand to learn, please feel free to share on the wall post. Look forward to reading your responses.
The Nave has one of the better Dia de Los Muertos exhibits around (outside of Houston and San Antonio), it's always well done.
You should never forget lost loved ones.
This is a good example of what some educators call Edward Olmos disease. For Victoria, this is relatively new and learned behavior. This is learned behavior imported for Mexican Culture Studies class.
I grew up among Victoria’s Hispanic community and am a Catholic. Victoria’s native Hispanic families do not celebrate day of the dead like the Native American-Hispanics from Mexico depicted in these altars. There are no Ancient Native American-Hispanics Traditions in Victoria. Never was and never has been. What you may have here today are Mexicans who migrated to Texas with this. No one here can say have seen any of these Mexican Day of The Dead celebrations take place in any of Victoria’s Ancient Hispanic Cemeteries. You find these altars at places like The Nave Museum, libraries and schools. Where this behavior is learned, thus called Edward Olmos disease.