WATCH: Day of the Dead River Parade, After-Party

The parade features colorful and elaborate floats with ofrendas (altars), catrinas (well-dressed skeletons) and calaveras (decorated skulls).

San Antonio – San Antonio’s unique Day of the Dead River Parade welcomed in-person attendees on Friday night after the pandemic forced the event to be virtual-only last year.

Day Of The Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a long-held Mexican tradition that honors those who have passed away.

The parade featured colorful and elaborate floats with ofrendas (altars), catrinas (well-dressed skeletons) and calaveras (decorated skulls).

You can watch the full parade in the video player at the top of this article and the KSAT after-party in the embedded video below.

Join new KSAT anchor Stephania Jimenez and SA Live’s Jenn Tobias-Struski for some fun after the parade.

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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.