Dia de Los Muertos comes to Chico Cemetary

Dia de Los Muertos comes to Chico Cemetary

On Saturday afternoon, the Chico Cemetery was the site of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration.

The celebration which featured live music, food, vendors, and other entertainment for children, represents an opportunity to pay respects and remember the lives of family and friends who have passed.

  • Juana Venites performs a traditional dance during the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Chico Cemetery Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Chico, California. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record)

  • A gravesite is elaborately decorated during the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Chico Cemetery Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Chico, California. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record)

  • Imzly Martinez, 7, checks out her face painting during the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Chico Cemetery Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Chico, California. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record)

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The Dia de Los Muertos or the Day of the Dead, or is a holiday that originated in Mexico but is recognized in most places with people of Mexican heritage.

The holiday is also associated with the Catholic celebration of All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, the day of the dead has a much less tone and is portrayed as a holiday of celebration rather than mourning.

The holiday celebration started at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon and was expected to continue until 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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