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Day of the Dead

November 20, 2015

Papel picado illustration by Dylan

By Mimi C.

Day of the Dead, also known as Día de los Muertos, is a day of color and light. It is a day for welcoming back the souls of those who have passed on. Day of the Dead is celebrated on or near November 2.

The traditional Mexican way to welcome the souls back is to make an altar. An altar is a table with candles, pictures, food, and other artifacts for the souls.

Some celebrations for Day of the Dead, such as parades, were held in San Francisco and in Oakland’s Fruitvale area.

Celebrations were also held right here at Montclair. Some classes made altars and talked about Day of the Dead and their ancestors.

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