SAN DIEGO - The first Dia de Los Muertos event was held at the Duval County Texas Historical Museum Thursday. Attendees gathered at the event for a small presentation and a balloon release.

Dia de Los Muertos is a cultural celebration observed in Mexico and the United States on Nov. 1 and 2 that honors the dead. The celebration connects people to the past while ensuring preservation of cultural connections for years.

The event was hosted by the Duval County Historical Museum Director and the Duval County Historical Museum Commissions.