About 15 years ago, my friend Bev Glueckert and I started a contemporary version of the Latin Dia de los Muertos in my town of Missoula Montana. It had very humble beginnings and now has expanded to be a huge downtown procession. I have not been involved for the last 4 or so years but it is still going strong.
With my periodic trips to Mexico for Dia de los Muertos as of late I have been unable to experience the Missoula version. Here is a link to a great Slideshow of this years event. I sometimes wish I could be two places at once. Thousands of people take over the Missoula streets for this event...if you're ever in Montana on Nov. 2nd its quite a site. Here's the slide show:
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