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Day of the Dead celebration comes to life

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A young girl takes part in the folklorico performance.

A young girl takes part in the folklorico performance.

Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera

A young girl takes part in the folklorico performance.

Angel Rivera

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A young girl takes part in the folklórico performance during the celebration.

Angel Rivera
A young girl takes part in the folklorico performance.

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday meant to honor the deceased that is filled with vibrant colors, different cultural dances and an abundance of lights.

This year’s colorful Day of the Dead celebration was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Oct. 29. Every inch of the festival was covered with sugar skull sculptures, exotic paper decorations and smiling people dressed as skeletons.

The festivities included a “Best Altar” contest, performances by a variety of groups and singers, face-painting and many other activities.

People from all over the area came to participate in the altar contest, putting their own spin on it. Some altars were more traditional, while others were more unique.

Stages were also placed in different areas of the festival. On each stage, there were different performances. This included folklórico dance, Aztec dancers and a political comedy.

Not only was this festival filled with activities for adults, but it was also kid-centered. It featured face-painting, coloring and painting available for any kid who had the desire to do so.

The real attraction is the people at the festival. Many people come dressed up as colorful skulls with homemade costumes.

The festival at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery keeps this old Mexican tradition alive and puts a new twist on it. Day of the Dead does not focus on the loss, but instead celebrates the cherished life of the loved ones that passed away.

An aztec dancer performing at the celebration.

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