Museums and archaeological sites prepare Day of the Dead activities

Mexico (Notimex) - Museums and archaeological sites across Mexico are preparing several cultura activities to celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2. 

Day of the Dead was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003. 

The National Anthropology Museum set up a traditional altar with seasonal fruits, dishes, bread, candles and cempauschil flower arrangements. 

On October 27 visitors will be able to attend a skull painting workshop. 

On November 3, a conference called "Offerings with Copal and Yauhtli: Cult expression to water and maize" will be held at 10am. 

On October 31, there will be an award ceremony for the best decorated skull.

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