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The Capistrano Dispatch

Dia de los Muertos was celebrated throughout San Juan Capistrano last weekend, with several events on Saturday and Sunday. Day of the Dead celebrations kicked off on Saturday at the San Juan Capistrano Library, where children created their own sugar skulls, made colorful masks and got their faces painted. On Sunday afternoon, dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Corazones Alegres of Dana Point performed in observance of Dia de los Muertos at the Los Rios Historic District in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Day of the Dead celebration was hosted by Las Catrinas, a shop on Los Rios Street that offers handmade items from around the world. In addition to the ballet folklorico performances, the afternoon included homemade altars, face painting and refreshments in front of the shop.

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