Oscar Torres-Gomez with his daughter Isabella Torres-Gomez, Miriam Casas and Phoebe Jane. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

The local Mexican community, Hispanos Unidos de Victoria is collaborating with Cantina Bendigo to celebrate the Day of the Dead here in Bendigo.

The Day of the Dead has traditionally been observed in Mexico to pray and remember friends and family members who have died.

Altars are created and traditional dishes are prepared for the Day of the Dead

The multi-day holiday in Mexico is a long held tradition which supports deceased friends and family on their spiritual journey.

In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Cantina restaurant in Bendigo is hosting the event and HUDV is preparing a traditional Mexican altar to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

There will be a table for children to draw and entertain themselves and there will be a face painter from 3pm to 6pm.

The Mexican community is inviting the general public to the Cantina at 66 Pall Mall, Bendigo tomorrow, November 3 at 3pm.

More details are on the Cantina facebook page.