"It's called 'Day of the Dead,'" said Karen Febles, a Memphian, who was born and raised in Mexico. 'It's more 'the celebration of the deceased.' We celebrate the life of those that were once with us."
In Yucatán, where Febles is from, locals call the holiday "Hanal Pixán." In Mayan, Febles said the phrase roughly translates into "the day the souls come and eat with us."
Febles attended the second Dia de los Muertos parade and festival hosted by Cazateatro, a bilingual theatre organization, and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The parade, held Saturday, Oct. 27, began in the morning at Overton Square and ended with an afternoon celebration at the museum.