Celebrating the Dead

North County Dia de los Muertos celebrations are all set for Sunday.

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Dia De Los Muertos is a Traditional Mexican and Latin Celebration held to remember the deceased. It is celebrated every Nov. 1, in association with All Saints' Day.
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North County residents can celebrate and remember deceased family members at large festivals being held in Oceanside and Escondido.
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OCEANSIDE: Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the Mission San Luis Rey, where the city's annual festival has been moved after years of being held downtown.
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OCEANSIDE, CONT'D: The Mission's festival includes music, dancing, miniature altars and food. Community altars can also be set up. The event takes place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m Sunday, Nov. 1.
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ESCONDIDO: Students from Escondido and San Pasqual high schools will guide free art projects, give away sugar skulls and help build memorials at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
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ESCONDIDO, CONT'D: The free family event will include entertainment and crafts, Mexican Hot Chocolate and artwork. It will be held from 6 p.m to 9 p.m, Sunday Nov. 1.
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ESCONDIDO, CONT'D: The public is invited to participate in a Dia de los Muertos installation by creating their own memorials to remember loved ones.
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