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Day of the Dead celebrated in Round Lake Beach

ROUND LAKE BEACH – On Nov. 4, Lake County residents were able to celebrate the culture and traditions of Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead with Folkloric dancers, traditional altars and sugar skull crafts at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center.

The free event invited attendees to wear their best catrina/catrin sugar skull costumes. The Gathering Lobby was lined with multiple ofrendas (altars).

There were free sugar skull crafts as well as vendors.

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Victoria Casas, 14, of Round Lake performs with the Mexico en La Piel Folkloric Dancers during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Sophia Leon, 10, stands next to her cousins, Jeronimo Medrano, 8, and his brother, Alan, 5, all of Round Lake Park as they wear masks while standing next to an altar honoring loved ones who have passed away during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Maria Hernandez talks with her daughter, Daniella Ibarra, both of Mundelein about the Lele dolls they featured in their booth during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Azucena Herrera, 2, of Round Lake Beach looks at the picture on a candle sitting on an altar honoring loved ones who have passed away during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. Azucena was at the event with her mother, Brenda. (11/4/22)
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Natalia Quevedo, 19, of Round Lake takes a picture with Raul Cervantes, of Waukegan after he performed with the Tlacaelel Aztec Dance Group during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Luna Cuevas, of Grayslake paints a La Calavera Catrina picture as she stands next to Kimberly Franco, of Round Lake, both 5, during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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An altar honoring loved ones who have passed away featured photos, candles and flowers was on display during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)Candace H. Johnson for Shaw Local News Network
Regla LeMus, of Waukegan lets Morgan Bryant, 8, of Round Lake Beach smell the different scents in her Perfect Blend soy wax candles featured during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Rosario Bahena, of Waukegan, director, Victoria Casas, 14, of Round Lake and Yaretzi Fernandez, 11, of Mundelein perform with the Mexico en La Piel Folkloric Dancers during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
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Zoe Brown, 21, (Miss Lake County 2022) Cayden Zeller (Jr. Miss Round Lake Area 2022) and Darby Leetch, (Jr. Miss Round Lake Area 2021) both 14, greet Jaretzy Hernandez, 3, of Waukegan and her grandmother, Lilia Cervantes, as they were handing out masks and craft kits during the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.  (11/4/22)
Source: The Daily Chronicle

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