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PHOTOS: Atlanta History Center’s Day of the Dead


Amanda Gonzalez, 6, and other dancers got a lesson from SalsAtlanta instructors during Atlanta History Center's Dia de los Muertos celebration. AJC photos by Jamie Gumbrecht

I hate driving and I really hate sitting in traffic, but it bothered me less on Sunday because I was in a line of cars waiting to get into the Atlanta History Center for its Day of the Dead celebration.


Sugar skulls. Not surprisingly, popular with the kids.

It was a free day of learning, dancing, singing, art and history. Vendors sold pan de muerto, tamales, tacos, churros, but the longest lines were for corn quesadillas in blue corn tortillas. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor festival and, again — free history! Here are even more photos.

This was a one-day celebration, but the History Center’s  photography exhibit, “Through the Lens of Mundo Hispanico: Georgia’s Hispanic Community,” continues through Jan. 3.

Want to go? Atlanta History Center, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays.$15, $12 for people ages 65 and older, students ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 4-12, free for members and children younger than 4. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4000,


Artist Thomas Tulis and other took in one of the altars during the Day of the Dead festivities.


Turning tortillas for tacos. Yum.


Everybody danced! SalsAtlanta instructors were leading.

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November 2nd, 2009
2:28 pm

lol. ok then