CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

Danielle Hale

Story by Casey Delich

Community members and CSUN students came together for a chance to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos Friday night.

Put on by MEChA students (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), everyone was invited to partake in and learn about the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos through traditional Mexican practices.

“It is an event that commemorates the dead, a close relative or family member that has passed,” said Grace Castaneda, the night’s emcee and senior political science major. “We ask for their spirits to come unite us this night and join us in this cultural festival.”

The evening started off with a blessing of the crowd and those that have come before, and soon after the event was in full swing.  Multiple rows of vendor tables, an arts and crafts area for kids, free face painting, performers and beautiful art displays were just some of the things that guests could enjoy.

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