By Paula Fuentes
The Cesar E. Chavez of Higher Education Center will host the 23rd annual D_Òå_a de los Muertos event on Friday Nov 3.
D_Òå_a de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
The event honors those who have passed away.
Dia de los Muertos is one of CECCHE’s biggest events of the year and is anticipated to bring students from all backgrounds to celebrate their loved ones.
The holiday is widely popular among the Mexican culture, and is celebrated mainly in the central and southern regions of Mexico.
However, due to the holiday’s special meaning, D_Òå_a de los Muertos has spread into the United States.
It has since continued to become more and more popular as people use the holiday to think about their loved ones, and commemorate the end of the Halloween festivities.
The holiday consists of altars filled with colorful flowers, skulls and food to celebrate the souls that have passed away.
Many times, the celebrations take place at cemeteries by decorating peoples’ tombstones.
The celebrations, food, prayers and music are all done to attract the souls of the dead.
Although the celebration is about those who have passed away, the atmosphere and view of the holiday is still very positive and celebratory.
The D_Òå_a de los Muertos event will be at the Bronco Commons and feature performers, face painting and food vendors.
Whether people come to the event to honor their loved ones, or to celebrate the ongoing traditions, Dia de los Muertos is a great cultural event for everyone.
CECCHE is excited to celebrate the special holiday at Cal Poly Pomona for all students to participate in.
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The Dia de los Muertos event will take place at the Bronco Commons
Courtesy of Cecche
The events activities will include performers, face painting and food vendors
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