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‘Night of the Angels’ lights up downtown Lexington

Herald-Leader staff report

Lexington celebrates Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday lasting October 31 through November 2nd, was celebrated at the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center and consisted of music, dancing, food, and a candlelight parade to the Old Episcopal Burying Grounds to visi
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Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday lasting October 31 through November 2nd, was celebrated at the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center and consisted of music, dancing, food, and a candlelight parade to the Old Episcopal Burying Grounds to visi

Lexington's Living Arts and Science Center played host to the dead Wednesday night.

Over 100 people attended the 11th annual Day of the Dead Festival at the North Martin Luther King Blvd. center.

On November 1, the “Night of the Angels” is a celebration of music, dance and culinary traditions. It is historically noted in Mexico and parts of Central and South America.

In Lexington, the colorful ceremony brought together diverse members of the community — Latino and non-Latino — starting at the science center.

From there a candlelight parade preceded an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of East Third Street.

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