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The Day of the Dead holiday is being celebrated on the South Coast

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
The Day of the Dead Mexican holiday is being celebrated in Oxnard on Saturday, November 5

Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday which celebrates our lost loved ones.

Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional way to welcome back the souls of deceased relatives.

An event in Oxnard will bring the celebrations to the South Coast on Saturday.

"This has become one of our signature events," Carolyn Merino Mullin, the executive director of Oxnard Performing Arts Center, told KCLU.

She says it’s a celebration for all.

"It also extends into other communities like the Filipino community. Traditionally these cultures go to the cemetery to honor the loved ones who have passed away," she said.

The event will include, "Traditional alters, performing arts, visual arts and food," said Merino Mullin.

The event is free and being held Saturday, November 5 from 4 to 10 p.m.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 7 Golden Mike Awards, 4 Los Angeles Press Club Awards and 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.