11/03/2013 10:06 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated All Year At East Village Shop

Claire Cameron/DNAinfo

EAST VILLAGE -- La Sirena's bright yellow walls, festooned with colorful skulls and skeletons and shelves jam-packed with skeleton figurines in all shapes and sizes make stepping into the small shop like walking into a shrine to Mexican folk art.

Every surface is covered in the figurines that are an integral part of some regions' traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, which happen each year between October 31 and November 3. The festival celebrates the memory of dead family members and loved ones and coincides with the festival of All Souls' Day that some Christians celebrate.

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