By Irma Widjojo
The image of a skeleton in a long gown and a hat has been often associated with the spookiness of the Halloween season.
However, La Catrina, as shes known, has become the symbol of Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which is not a scary day.
“People see skulls and long black dresses, and they think its a spooky day,” Solano AIDS Coalition Director Mario Saucedo said. “But its actually a celebration of life. Its to celebrate all the lives of those who have died before us.”
The Solano AIDS Coalition is partnering with many other community organizations to bring the second annual Dia De Los Muertos festival to the city on Nov. 1.