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Students and staff at Righetti High School will be able to celebrate the lives of loved ones and fallen warriors during the Dia de los Muertos rally this Friday, November 4.

The festive and joyful experience, which takes place from 11:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., was organized by the student group Latinos Unidos and is designed to promote cultural awareness and diversity.

The event features traditional music, dance and song. Students and staff also plan to dress up and face paint colorful skulls, flowers and other Day of the Dead motifs.

“My hope is that this celebration enriches the cultural experience of our students, while providing a forum for our Latino students to showcase their heritage and traditions,’’ said Spanish Teacher and Latinos Unidos Advisor Patricia Villalobos.

Latinos Unidos President Estela Navarro believes the cultural environment will “enlighten peers about Mexican traditions and culture” and provide justified tributes to those who have passed away “within our school community.’’

Latinos Unidos Treasurer Scott Kallies agreed, adding “the rally helps society in high school be more cultured and accepting.’’

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