California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff and the general public participated in a two-day celebration, Miccaihuitl, which honored Día de los Muertos and included a Noche de Ofrendas (Night of Offering) procession, Oct. 29–30. People of all ages enjoyed the celebration and honored those who have passed away.
CSUN’s Chicana/o House hosted the celebration and offered visitors the opportunity to honor their deceased loved ones by sharing memoirs on decorated altars. Participants told stories to remember their family members and friends, watched performers and strolled around the numerous vendors, who sold traditional crafts and food. People wore traditional Día de los Muertos attire and face paintings, which represent the vulnerability of life.