A Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, event is being planned for 5 p.m. Nov. 5,  atT.B. ButlerFountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. 

Event founder Cecilia Rodriguez-Bush is partnering with the Hispanic Business Alliance to host the multicultural event that will feature memorial displaysto deceased relatives, a processional, music and art. Organizers said they continue to seek involvement from area residents interested in participating. 

Organizers are looking for volunteers, artists and facepainters. 

"This holiday is about honoring our ancestors," organizer Marc Loredo said. 

Particpants are encouraged to bring their own alters and photos of relatives and ancestors.

For more information on participating in this event, visit the Facebook page Dia de los Muertos - Viva La Vida Tyler, Texas or call Cecilia Rodriguez-Bush at 903-262-4420.

- Sarah A. Miller

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