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The end of October and beginning of November is a crowded time on the holiday calendar, so it’s time to start making preparations now.

Along with deciding on costumes and carving pumpkins, it’s worth taking a minute to remember that the holidays surrounding Halloween are dedicated to remember those who have gone before us.

The Walters Art Museum is offering a particularly poignant and public way to remember loved ones who passed with a Dia de los Muertos altar. Traditionally celebrated in Mexico from October 31-Nov. 2, the holiday is focused on gatherings to pay respects. At the Walters, artist Edgar Reyes created an altar to provide a place for people to bring items in remembrance. You can also send a dedication via social media. On Instagram, folks can post their offering using #InHonorOf, and the Walters will place the photo on the altar.

The altar will be open from Oct. 19-Oct. 30

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.