Menifee’s Dia de los Muertos celebrated at Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee

Ofrendas are displayed in the trunks of custom cars at the Menifee Day of the Dead event. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Hundreds of Americans of Mexican and Latin American descent in Menifee celebrated the traditional Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to remember and celebrate their passed family members at Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee parking lot Saturday, Oct. 28.Dia de Los Muertos participants, many with their faces painted like skeletons, their heads surrounded by bright orange colored flowers and dressed in vibrant colors, were not to be scary or frightening like the traditional Halloween in America, but to let others know they fondly remember those in their families that died by natural or other causes recently or in many years passed.Dia de Los Muertos, intertwined with Mexican, Latin American, Aztec and Catholic traditions. traditionally dates back 3,000 years when the highly advanc
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