Hollywood Forever Cemetery Celebrates Day of the Dead

Every year, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery opens its doors to celebrate the Day of the Dead-- day where the memory of loved ones is honored.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery opened its doors to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
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The event was dedicated to Coatlicue, the Mother of the Gods.
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Participants showed their ancestral culture by wearing traditional costumes and masks.
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The event in 2018 honored the Aztec goddess Coatlicue, who gave birth to the moon, stars, and the sun.
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Some 90 altars were made honoring Coatlicue, the Mother of the Gods.
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Families and organizations made altars for their loved ones.
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The altars are made with food and objects that the dead people liked.
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Participants showed their ancestral culture by wearing traditional costumes and masks.
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Participants showed their ancestral culture by wearing traditional costumes and masks.
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Ninety altars were made this year honoring Coatlicue, "Mother of the Gods".
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Attendees enjoyed Day of the Dead arts and crafts.
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This altar was dedicated to a family's pet.
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Those who attended came dressed in their finest Calaca,, or skeleton, apparel.
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