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Calexico Cultural Arts Center host ‘Altar De Muertos’

Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center welcomes the community to celebrate Dias De Muertos - 13 On Your Side's Vince Ybarra reports

CALEXICO, Calif. (KECY, KYMA) - The cultural art center opening its doors to the community to celebrate Dias De Muertos on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Dias De Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition to celebrate those who have passed. Norma Gerardo, Recreation Manager for the City of Calexico, said this is the Mexican way of remembering those who passed.

"It is a very traditional celebration for Mexicans or people with Mexican heritage. It's where we honor our deceased, it's a celebration for our people," said Gerardo.

She said being in Calexico, this was an important event to host. There are a lot of folks from Mexico living in Calexico. The cultural art center wanted to help make those feel at home with this presentation.

Gerardo added that this alter received a lot of help from the community and will be open starting Tuesday then will open to the public for the week.

Eduardo Quintero said the community effort has made a big difference trying to plan out this week long event.

“We are doing this with the community, the participation of the community,” said Quintero.

He said, thankfully, the cultural arts center has a lot of regulars who offer their time with to help with events like 'Altar De Muertos'

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Vince Ybarra

Vince Ybarra joined KYMA in June 2021 as our Imperial Valley reporter. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA.

Have a story idea? Email Vince at vince.ybarra@kecytv.com.

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