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Day of the Dead is not Halloween

Día de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead, is a sacred Mexican holiday to honor ancestors and recently deceased loved ones in a three-day long celebration from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. It is a beautiful holiday with deep personal meaning and involves making altars for the deceased and presenting the dead with offerings such as food, candle lightings and marigolds. Unfortunately, many people... 

Claremont ventures out for Halloween event

Claremont ventures out for Halloween event
Rayma Brancati, a veteran face painter and hair stylist, carefully decorates Lestat Saenz’s face at the Claremont Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire Saturday. The fair aimed to showcase the community’s Halloween spirit and give Village business owners an opportunity to promote themselves. They also gave out samples at their booths. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Arielle Torrez Staff Writer Children,... 

Latino Student Forum honors the dead at Dia de los Muertos event

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The Latino Student Forum organized a festive Dia de los Muertos event Oct. 30 in Sneaky Park and offered crafts, food and culture to students. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated every Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The cultural tradition is that the gates of heaven open up for spirits to come down and enjoy the festivities and company of their family... 

Dia de los Muertos serves as day of remembrance

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The DJ spins cumba and meringue music while people dance under the stars in celebration of Dia de los Muertos, a day that remembers the lives of deceased family and friends. “I didn’t know what to expect but it’s fun, the music is really good,” Amelia Parra, freshman biology major, said. Ashley Cole, junior psychology major and multicultural chair for CAB, said... 

Students remember ‘los muertos’

Branden del Rio News Editor As some may already know, Halloween is not a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico. What is widely celebrated is Dia de Los Muertos on Nov. 2. And to honor the holiday, the Latino Student Forum set up a traditional altar. Beginning on Wednesday, the LSF set out two tables on the corner of Third and C Street. The ornately decorated tables were used as both an altar and a writing... 
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