The Pearl Brewery continues it's festival for Dia de los Muertos Thursday.

Meanwhile, local artists have noticed an increasing popularity in Dia de los Muertos traditions.

“You can tell how popular it’s become because if you go to HEB, you are going to see almost more decorations and displays for the Day of the Dead than for Halloween,” said Carla Avila-Gray, an art teacher in Round Rock who teaches her students about Dia de los Muertos traditions. “You can buy sheets that have Day of the Dead sugar skulls on them.”

November 2 is generally referred to as Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) and November 1 is generally referred to as Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents")

Avila-Gray said she explains to her students it’s a celebration. “You are celebrating the lives of the people who have passed on, like your grandmother or something,” Avila-Gray said. “It’s very bright and cheery, it’s not sad or depressing. It’s a good thing.”

A new event this year is at the Pearl Brewery, on November 1 and November 2. It will include artwork and exhibits showcasing Dia de los Muertos traditions. The first day will focus on children’s activities and performances. The second day will feature artists discussing their work.

Click here for more information on the Pearl Brewery event.