Viva la Vida: 2017

 Sponsored by the Mexic-Arte Museum, Viva la Vida (Live Life) celebrated the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. The parade started at noon and traveled along East Sixth Street before turning south for two blocks on Congress Avenue. A corresponding festival with food, displays, children’s crafts, and entertainment was set up on the streets near the museum.

The parade included a special tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her pets. One of Mexic-Arte Museum’s current exhibits is Diego y Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way, photographs of Frida and her husband, Diego Rivera.

In keeping with the theme, many pets (living and otherwise) and a few Fridas could be spotted throughout the parade.

The Bike Zoo brought out all their best animals for the parade.

The Viva la Vida parade included musicians of all ages.

Dancers also entertained the crowd with Aztec and native Mexican dances.

Every year the Viva la Vida parade seems to get bigger.

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