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Dia de los Muertos: Honoring those who have saved lives through donation

Last week, Donor Alliance partneredDonor Alliance Colorado Denver Wyoming Dia de los murtos altar with the Mexican Consulate and the City of Aurora to celebrate Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday celebrated each year on November 1st and 2nd to remember loved ones who have departed.

With ancient roots that bring together Mexican and European customs, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful tribute to the memory of family and friends. The tradition is usually celebrated by creating ofrendas, or offerings to place on elaborate displays commemorating loved ones. As part of the celebration in Aurora, a vibrant community altar was built in the atrium of the Aurora City Hall. A portion of the altar was dedicated to honoring those who gave the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. The altar featured decorative elements and the traditional ofrendas for the departed which included: candles, flowers, bread, food, fruit and other memorial objects.

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