Dia de los Muertos Mural
This vibrant mural is a reflection of the connections Mexican Americans have to their origins. From October 31st to November 2nd, community members in Wichita celebrate Día de los Muertos with parties, runways and other events. Even though this time frame coincides with the catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saints Day, many Mexicans combine this with their indigenous beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.