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"All Souls Day" Festival comes to Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

It's a festival that marks "All Souls Day," or "Dias De Los Muertos."

It was a vibrant, colorful and joyful commemoration of lost loved-ones, which originated centuries ago, in Mexico.

The festival combines music, story-telling, food, family, friends, flowers and memorials in honor of those who have passed away.

In Birmingham, Saturday, the festival was on 1st Avenue South and was honoring the day of the dead. It also incorporated other memorial traditions such as the New Orleans Jazz Funeral.

More than 5,000 people attended the event last year. This year, organizers hope to top that number.

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