Claudia Villegas applies face paint to children at the Four Rivers Cultural Center Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – The annual Day of the Dead celebration at Four Rivers Cultural Center brought hundreds of community members to learn about one of Mexico's most important national holidays. The day meant to honor loved ones who've passed away involves intricate altars and traditions. The celebration Saturday, Nov. 2, included face painting and sugar skull-decorating, along with altars assembled by community members.

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Traditional Day of the Dead altars assembled by community members greeted attendees at Four Rivers Cultural Center's annual Day of the Dead celebration, Saturday, Nov. 2. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Kids in Day of the Dead themed outfits decorated sugar skulls. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Guests made paper marigolds at the event. The marigold is a flower commonly used in Day of the Dead altars. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Each year the cultural center invites community members to assemble traditional Day of the Dead altars honoring loved ones who've passed away. The altars usually contain photographs along with food items the deceased enjoyed. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

A s'mores fire pit was part of the festivities. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Sugar skulls were available for guests to decorate. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

The Castro family traveled from Boise to attend the event. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Attendees dressed up for the occasion. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Kids played at two bounce houses put up for the occasion. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Mariachi provided entertainment. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

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