Saints, rum, and altars: How religion and country shapes Philly Latinos’ Day of the Dead celebrations

November 1, 2018 GMT

By Staff

In an empty hallway of Miguel Peralta’s house hangs a picture of the Virgin of Altagracia.

The portrait of the Virgin Mary who protects all Dominicans — important enough that he made sure it was carefully packed in his luggage when he left his homeland seven years ago — hangs where only trustworthy guests can see it. Why so hidden?

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