The Central American holiday calls for decorating the graves of one’s ancestors and bringing favorite food, drink, and other comforts of the earthly realm. Translated in the U.S., the early-November day of memorial has pushed back into Halloween time and kept the original event’s sweetest flavors — e.g., candy-decorated sugar skulls. An event at Hands On! Children’s Gallery (318 North Main St.) on Tuesday, October 24, celebrates Day of the Dead with a related craft project ($4). Five days later, on Sunday, October 29, El Centro Hendersonville sponsors a full afternoon affair with dancing, music, and interactive cultural stations. See the story in this month’s issue of Bold Life.