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Honoring the dead

Posted on October 26, 2018 by in Features

Honoring the dead

Sidney Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Forever cemetery will be hosting a Día de los Muertos celebration .

This year’s event will focus around the mother of the moon, stars, and sun, Aztec goddess, Coatlicue. She is the representation of both the womb and death, creating life and welcoming those being to Death later on.

The event, celebrating the Mexican traditions of honoring the dead will take place Oct. 27 from noon to midnight. General admission is $25 and seniors and children under 4 are free until 4 p.m. The event will have street vendors from around Los Angeles, and will also offer traditional Mexican food. Arts and crafts vendors will also be scattered throughout. Make sure to come dressed in your best Day of the Dead attire, because there will be a costume contest. Altars built by families to honor loved ones will be featured throughout the cemetery, which will be judged and awarded prizes. A ceremonial procession will present Aztec blessings and more from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A focal point of the event will be the performances. There are 5 different stages and throughout the day have many different theatrical as well as musical performances. All day round, Aztec ritual dances will be taking place with dancers dressed fully in traditional costumes. There will also be smaller performances such as Metralleta de Oro, Ballet Eterna Juventud, Los Coyotitos, and many others including Panteón Rococó.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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