Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an event that is celebrated in Mexico and in many communities throughout the United States on Nov. 1 and 2, honoring the dead using Aztec and European customs. The celebration is connected to the Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day , which fall on those days.
The dead are honored with hand-built altars.
In effort to explain the meaning of the event staff at Museum of History and Art, Ontario has held El Dia de Los Muertos Family Discovery Day for more than six years.
Here are some photos from Saturday’s event at the museum. Look for the full story in Friday’s City News edition or online at www.dailybulletin.com/ontario