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Dia de los Muertos celebration brings out diversity on campus

One of the many altars at the Dia de los Muertos celebration in the University Union Ballroom on Nov. 2 (Photo by Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez)

Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez

November 3, 2016

On Wednesday evening, the University Union Ballroom was filled with many people as they gathered for the 12th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, hosted by the women of Sigma Pi Alpha. Dia de los Muertos, which translates to Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated every first and secon...

Dia de los Muertos and honoring loved ones

Sugar skull altar meant to honor loved one that have passed away.

Marissa Montoya

November 2, 2015

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an annual celebration that honors the souls of loved ones who have passed away with a two-day festival that can include parades, parties, and special altars full of pictures, skulls, candles and favorite items and food of the honored spirits. The tradition orig...

Traditional celebration of life and death

Marisa Hildebrand

October 30, 2014

While many students reserve the end of October for Halloween parties and carving pumpkins to scare off spirits, other students and community members are preparing to celebrate Dia de los Muertos also known as Day of the Dead to welcome spirits home.Stemming from Aztec tradition, Dia de los Muertos is ...

Old Sac celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The Dia de los Muertos is marked by a procession to lead our dead home.

Kaitlin Bruce

November 6, 2013

Old Sacramento hosted Day of the Dead: Souls of the City, a public celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, on Nov. 1 in order to give people a chance to see what the Mexican holiday is all about.Dia De Los Muertos is a commemoration loved ones and ancestors that predates Colonial times, tracing as far back as...

Sac State alumni brings new, innovative event to the Bay Area

Maritza and Roshaun Davis discuss the arrangements for different events in the month of October.

Camille Anglo

October 9, 2013

Unseen Heroes is a do-it-all event planning agency founded by two Sacramento State alumni in 2008.Roshaun and Maritza Davis are the creative minds of Unseen Heroes, the events and marketing team behind some innovative events in Sacramento such as the Day of the Dead celebration in Old Sacramento and GO...