Dia de Los Muertos event draws thousands to Santa Ana’s downtown

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My wife and my little boy joined me tonight at Santa Ana’s 8th Annual Noche de Altares, commemorating Dia de Los Muertos.  The event took place on 4th St., between Ross and Broadway.  It coincided with tonight’s Art Walk, which made for a huge crowd and a lot of fun.

Families took the time to put together the Altares, or Altars, which are a way to remember their departed loved ones.  Each one told a different story.  The Altares were amazing.  Many of them included photos and portraits, and all sorts of objects which were reminiscent of the departed.

There was a huge crowd of people waiting patiently for food, and listening to live music.  Many vendors displayed their wares all along 4th St.

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