Hernandez along with Enedelia Cruz, originally from Mexico (both pictured above), were prepping for New Haven’s annual Day of the Dead Parade and Celebration.

 

John Jairo Lugo, an activist in the Latino community and organizer of the event, also joined along in the artistic endeavor, as he too decorated masks. The preparation, planning, and artistry have been in the works for over two months.

 

The parade and celebration will commence Saturday at Bregamos Community Theater at 491 Blatchley Ave. 

Lugo holds up a sample mask, that will be hung from a telephone poll on the parade route.

Puppet Making for Day of Dead Festival