There are altars, or ofrendas, built in memory of those who have passed away, covered in flowers, often marigolds, and decorated with skulls and other calavera art. Once the parade is over, the festival begins, and there are few parties in Albuquerque that match the happy revelry of this annual event.
2012 parade takes place Sunday, November 4, beginning at 2 p.m.
The parade starts at Centro Familiar and Isleta, and ends at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW.
|Calavera Skull||Dia Paradegoers||Musician Trio||Aztec Dancers|
|Calavera Puppet Child||Calavera Bike Rider||Calavera Cat||Emperor of the Dance|
|The Danse Macabre||Calavera Costumes||Calavera Tuba Player||Dance Macabre Band|