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Dia de Los Muertos Altars at Whittier Dual Language School

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The Staff, students and parents  at Whittier Dual Language School have spent time and effort in creating their Day of the Dead Altars in the halls of the school.  The artist Ofelia Esparza sums up the meaning of the altars for those who may not know the significance.  ‘An altar is a healing experience. It’s a unique way of celebrating the dead and not how they died, but how they lived,” she said.“From my experience, most people see altars as sacred pieces,” said Esparza.“It’s not a Mexican Halloween just because you see skeletons and skulls. The meaning of an altar is to honor our loved ones and to remember them in a loving way.”

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