PHOTOS: Students Learn New Traditions for Día de los Muertos

Half Moon Bay Library gives elementary school students exposure to Mexican tradition.

Today is the second day of celebration for the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead"). The holiday is celebrated in Mexico, the United States, and Latin American countries around the world. This year's celebration started on Nov. 1 and concludes today.

Local communities in and the South Coast area of are remembering the deceased through ofrendas (altars) dedicated to loved ones.

Last Thursday, Half Moon Bay Community Services Librarian Armando Ramirez gave Half Moon Bay elementary school students a tour of the library's ofrendas created by Ramirez, Martina Tello and local community members.

On Friday evening, people gathered at the library for a community-wide celebration.

This year, Ramirez created an ofrenda dedicated to his mother, aunt, uncle, and grandparents.

See the full range of ofrendas now on display at the in the photo gallery here.

To read an article about last year's celebration at the library, click .

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