By HALEY HUFFMAN
Special to the PRESS
On Saturday, Oct. 28 the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center parking lot was adorned with vibrant colors and packed with local vendors in honor of the Day of the Dead. Families from around the Rio Grande Valley gathered together to celebrate a night of exhibits, street dance and unique cuisine free of charge at the City of Port Isabel’s annual Día de los Muertos street festival.
From homegrown jam, to beautifully decorated calavera, or skull, décor, the event attracted residents of all ages and interests. Brownsville resident, Mariela Zavala attended the event with her family on their way out of town.
“My husband and I have worked to pass down this tradition to our children. I think sometimes people misunderstand the meaning of the holiday. For us, it is a way to celebrate the life of the living and deceased, just being with family,” Zavala said.
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