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Day of the Dead

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Many thousands celebrated the Day of the Dead in Ft. Lauderdale on November 2, 2015.

It was opened by the Consul General of Mexico at the Huizenga Plaza, who spoke about important Mexico is to the manufacturing of everything from cell phones to car parts. This was followed by an invocation to the four directions and upwards to heaven. Mariachi musicians led a procession of enormous skeletons, such as the one shown here. It went west along Riverwalk and ended at Revolution Live, where music and dance performances from Latin America, and arts & crafts displays, kept the crowd entertained.

For more information on how to participate next year, visit the website of the organisers:

Clifford Cunningham

Dr. Clifford Cunningham is a planetary scientist. He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland, and has undergraduate degrees in science and ancient history from the University of Waterloo. In 2014 he was named a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica. He is the author of 14 books on asteroids and the history of science. In 1999 he appeared on the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Asteroid 4276 was named in his honor in 1990 by the International Astronomical Union based on the recommendation of its bureau located at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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