Here’s why you should go to Dayton’s El Dia de los Muertos celebration

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Dia de Muertos Dayton has been an annual celebration since 2012. It celebrates Day of the Dead, a Latin-American celebration.

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Hundreds of people are set to parade through the Historic Oregon District for Dia de Muertos Dayton 2017. The event is set for 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29.

El Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a Latin-American celebration that recognizes dead loved ones with parties and parades. The local celebration dates back to 2012.

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"Dayton is a very diverse city," said Gabriela Pickett, an event organizer and the owner of The Missing Peace Art Space at  234 S. Dutoit St.

“We can learn so much from each other. We have all lost a loved one, so it allows the entire community, regardless of how many differences we may have, to come together. We all celebrate the same thing.”

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Expect crazy face paint and elaborate dresses and ‘floats’ at Dayton’s celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. with a pre-party festival at Yellow Cab, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton.

The pre-party will include storytelling, games and face painting.

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer. Artist MB Hopkins can be seen in the background. Photo Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of  Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer.  Artist  MB Hopkins can be seen in the background.  Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer. Artist MB Hopkins can be seen in the background. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

The parade will leave Yellow Cab at 4 p.m. for the Oregon District and ends at The Missing Peace Art Space for dancing, gallery tours and food.

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Want to go?

WHAT: El Dia de los Muertos Dayton 2017 

WHEN: 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

WHERE: The "Old" Yellow Cab building, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

COST: Free

INFO:  Event Facebook page

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. David Hurwitz  helps organize the annual celebration.  Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer.

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of  Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer.

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer.

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. David Hurwitz  helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of  Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer.  Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. Gabriela Pickett, the owner of Missing Peace Art Space, is an organizer. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. David Hurwitz  helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos  since 2012. David Hurwitz  helps organize the annual celebration.  Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Dayton has celebrated El Dia de los Muertos since 2012. David Hurwitz helps organize the annual celebration. Photo Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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