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Altar de Muertos at San Diego County Administration Building honors those who passed away



For the second consecutive year, the Altar de Muertos, which is part of the Dia De Los Muertos tradition, was set up along the steps of San Diego County’s Administration Building.

Even before daylight arrived, volunteers were busy at work, unpacking and placing the items needed for this year’s Altar de Muertos. As part of the tradition, people make offerings to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away.

Each candle set up represents someone who has died. Last year, 900 of those candles were for those who died as a result of COVID-19. This year, more than 4,000 will be lit for those who died of the virus.

The Altar de Muertos serves as a reminder that illustrates how many lives have been affected by the pandemic.

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