A time to celebrate, not fear the dead
Wilsonville High School hosted its annual Day of the Dead, or 'Día de los Muertos,' celebration Thursday, Nov. 1. 'Día de los Muertos' is a Mexican holiday from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 that has gained momentum in the U.S. over the years.
It celebrates the lives of loved ones who've died. On Nov. 1, the holiday was celebrated locally with hundreds of West Linn-Wilsonville community members.
The evening was filled with traditional art crafted by WL-WV students, a professional mariachi band, "Mariachi Viva Mexico," a student Mariachi group comprised of Meridian Creek Middle School and WHS students called "Los Tres Diamantes," and traditional folklórico dancers from Wilsonville schools called "De Colores." There were also kid-friendly activities and food carts.