Houston sets the stage for Dia de los Muertos

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Houston is ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. (KTRK)

If you're looking to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the colorful holiday to honor life, you have plenty of options here in Houston.

The altars to remember the lives on the dead are already on display at MECA Cultural Center. Organizers say the often-misunderstood holiday is meant to be uplifting, not morbid.
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"It is not the Mexican Halloween, as some refer to it, because Halloween is a scary moment. Dia de Los Muertos is not a scary moment," said Luis Gavito with MECA. "It speaks about our intimate relationship with death that is part of life."

MECA held a festival with food and entertainment on Oct. 28 and 29, and there was a Dia de los Muertos fun run on Oct. 30. All events took place at 1900 Kane St.

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