Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Rose Hills Dia de los Muertos. All thoughts and content are my own.
If you have never checked out a Dia de los Muertos celebration in Southern California, make this the year you start. Make no mistake, even though Dia de los Muertos translated is Day of the Dead - it is a unique cultural event that respectfully remembers those who have passed while it celebrates and honors the rich traditions and heritage with all generations. I'm thrilled to share about Rose Hills Memorial Park's 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 11am-5pm. It is FREE! There will be good food, arts & crafts area for kids, a vendor area featuring Dia de los Muertos themed arts and crafts, performances and entertainment including Paso de Oro's Aztec dance group, local dancers from Tierra Blanca Dance Company, Mariachi Trompetas de Mexico, and a special closing performance by the band Cambalache. Best of all and my personal Dia de los Muertos favorite - Families are invited to create their own altars and enter the community altar contest! Dia de los Muertos is deeply personal and undoubtedly beautiful - love fuels the creativity.
The celebration also includes an art exhibit inside the SkyRose Chapel showcasing the talents of various local artists who will be sharing some of their Dia de los Muertos artwork! Internationally renowned local artist Yolanda Gonzalez is 2013 Rose Hills Dia de los Muertos featured artist!
Labels: Altar Contest, Art, Day Of The Dead, Rose Hills Dia De Los Muertos, Southern California, Whittier