From left, Phoebe Bonham, Sorcha Sweeney and Debra Thomas celebrate Day of the Dead on All Souls Day at the Roswell Public Library, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)
Roswell celebrated Day of the Dead this weekend with activities both whimsical and somber.
The Roswell Public Library hosted a Day of the Dead craft day Saturday while the Roswell Fine Arts League Gallery installed an altar to artists who passed away over the past year.
The altar was installed last week at the co-op gallery and will be taken down during the coming days.
Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, is a Mexican holiday coinciding with the Catholic holidays All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The purpose of the holiday is to remember and celebrate the Login to read more