Day of the Dead

  • Caitlin Delgado painted her own face before the celebration began.

  • Dan Arias, 16, holds up an example of an individual student altar dedicated to a dead loved one.

  • Amber Nicolette, 15, paints Billy Scott’s, 16, face during the celebration.

  • The sugar skulls, decorated individually for the Day of the Dead celebration, are shown.

  • Christian Castro, 16, had his face painted.

  • The three-level student-built altar was designed to symbolize a cemetery. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS

A cel­eb­ra­tion: Swen­son High School hos­ted a Day of the Dead cel­eb­ra­tion on Nov. 1. On this day, people go to the cemeter­ies where their fam­ily mem­bers are bur­ied, sing songs, dec­or­ate graves and tell stor­ies. At Swen­son, stu­dents used face paint to make skulls on their faces.

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