Community remembers loved ones at Día de los Muertos celebration

John Saringo-Rodriguez

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Attendees enjoy the decorations, and atmosphere outside the Chicana/o House for Dia de los Muertos, Friday night. Photo Credit: Matthew Delgado / Contributor

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Lit candles line up the Chicana/o house at the Dia de los Muertos event last Friday. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican cultural event that celebrates the lives of those who have passed away. Photo credit: John Saringo-Rodriguez / Photo Editor

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Students pay their respects at Jusdeep Sethi’s altar at the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, event at the Chicana/o house on Friday. CSUN student, Jusdeep Sethi, passed away this summer during a family vacation at Big Bear. Photo credit: John Saringo-Rodriguez / Photo Editor

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Artwork and altars filled the Chicana/o House Friday night for the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration. Photo credit: Matthew Delgado / Contributor

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Angelica Amezcua, 25, a Chicana/o studies graduate student, and organizer, enjoys her time at Dia de los Muertos Friday night. Attendees had their faces painted as skulls with floral designs, a cultural tradition for the celebration. Photo credit: Matthew Delgado / Contributor

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Index cards hang from mannequins describing the brutalities of attaining a better life by surviving government oppression or crossing the border into the United States. At the Dia de los Muertos event Friday night attendees were reminded of the struggles and injustices that immigrants face. Photo credit: Matthew Delgado / Contributor

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Artifacts that resemble the tradition of Dia de Los Muertos were sold by vendors present at the event on Friday night. Photo credit: Carlos Herrera / Contributor