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Days of the Dead

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City last week brought back Los Dias de Los Muertos ("Days of the Dead") for a second time. Ross Olsen, executive director, said he was approached by Rocio Mejia, una mano amiga president, to set up the exhibit after last year's display. Olsen said they were more than willing to fit her in. Michael Christensen, cultural center folklorist, said he loves the symbolism and meaning behind the holiday, death being a part of life and life being a part of death. "Days of the Dead" is a tradition the Aztecs brought to Mexico. She added it's a time for Mexicans to remember those they've lost.