Dancing, face painting, music and altars were on full display Friday for Westminster High’s celebration of El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

The annual event, which is observed as a national holiday in Mexico, honors and celebrates the memory of those who have died. Over 80 altars, created by students, were setup for viewing complete with offerings of food, decorations and sentimental objects to deceased loved ones.

In addition to dancing, games and music, this year’s festival also hosted 100 Dual Immersion students from Willmore Elementary. The children took part in various activities including sugar skull face painting and crafts.

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