Nelson Atkins Museum builds special altar to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Nelson Atkins Museum is holding a special celebration and exhibit to coincide with the Day of the dead, which is a Mexican holiday to remember loved ones who have passed on around Halloween and All Saints Day.

Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday in Mexico where they honor the deceased by building altars.

As part of the celebration, the Nelson Atkins Museum will have a very large "ofrenda" or altar with around one hundred skulls made by the local Mattie Rhodes Center.

Watch the video above to learn more about the meaning behind the skulls and the reason for the altar.

If you're interested in attending the Day of the Dead celebration, which is free, click here to learn more.

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