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Loved ones remembered on Dia de los Muertos

Collage by Rick Hernandez Oct. 31 is the beginning of Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead celebration, which is a traditional Mexican holiday that focuses on getting together with family and friends to pray and remember deceased loved ones. According to Frances Ann Day, author of “Latina and Latino Voices in Literature,” Oct. 31 is All Hallows Eve. On this day, the children make a children's altar to invite the angelitos, or spirits of dead children, to come back for a visit. Similarly, Nov. 1 is...