SAN ANTONIO — Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated across Latin America. The Mexican holiday honors those who have passed away through food, culture, and music celebrations.
Some high school students around San Antonio are honoring their loved ones through a mariachi competition. Dozens of high school students at John Jay High School took center stage at the Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio Saturday.
"Everyone gets nervous right, but it’s about having fun and relaxing," said senior Dulce Flores.
On this Dia De Los Muertos weekend, schools from all over San Antonio are singing, and playing to the rhythm of loved ones that have passed on, but never forgotten.
"Especially thinking about my family in Mexico, especially my grandpa," said Flores. "I miss him so much. I know this was like his favorite time of the year. Playing just makes me think of him."
Others too like senior Sarai Buentello, are playing on behalf of family who have passed away.
"Two years ago, my grandpa passed away and he had never been able to see one of my performances throughout the years," said Buentello. "I just remember that I always play for him."