Día de los Muertos skull installation coming to Discovery Green

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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Houston lands large-scale Dia de los Muertos event
Houston is about to get a big Dia de los Muertos festival this fall, and its nationally-known organizer says he feels excited to bring the celebration to his hometown.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Fall's crisp weather means Houstonians are planning outdoor Halloween and seasonal fun. To that end, a new installation downtown will make for a striking and Insta-friendly experience for those toasting a celebrated fall tradition.

In honor of Día de los Muertos, 10 massive skulls, measuring 7 feet tall, will line the park and along the plaza at Avenida Houston.

MORE: The story behind Sugar Skulls and how to create them to celebrate Día de los Muertos

The free-to-attend, skull-full installation is dubbed "Celebración de Vida by Mexicraneos," the urban art collective created to celebrate Mexican popular culture specifically through Día de los Muertos. Visitors can snap selfies during its run from Oct. 6 through Nov. 7.

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The video above is about the Día de los Muertos festival that will be coming to Houston in November.