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Four Rivers center and citizens bring Day of the Dead to life locally

Rosie Corona, right, is co-owner of Tres Coronas Bakery in Ontario. The store sells traditional sweets and pan de muerto for the Day of the Dead holiday in early November. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – Margarita Flores remembers the celebrations inside the cemeteries of her native Puebla, Mexico.

As October waned and November began, the graveyards would be covered in yellow flowers to remember dead relatives. The Day of the Dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexico. Although the holiday is set for Nov. 2 each year, the festivities kick off a few days prior and its reach has hit well beyond the country’s borders.

In the Treasure Valley, Four Rivers Cultural Center puts on an annual Day of the Dead celebration. This year’s event is this Saturday at the center . . .