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PHOTOS: Dia de los Muertos

Aztec dancers, altars, face painting and traditional foods help celebrate Day of the Dead
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Cal State Fullerton celebrated the annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead on Nov. 4 with dance performances, face painting, a procession and music. The campus community was treated to Aztec dancing, ballet folklorico and mariachis throughout the all-day event that concluded with a candlelight vigil in front of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the central and south regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. 

This year’s program was sponsored by the Chicana – Chicano Studies Alliance (C@SA), Association of Intercultural Awareness and Associated Students Inc.