Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever Cemetary


Hollywood Forever presents the 10th annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, October 24th, 2009
 Admission $10.00 - 12 years & under are free.

The celebration features:
*The procession will begin with an Aztec Ritual Blessing and will continue with a traditional “Oaxacan Burial” that represents the suffering of death and it concludes on stage welcoming the spirits to celebrate.
*The community honors their beloved that have passed away by creating altars as offerings throughout the cemetery.
*Art exhibit in the Cathedral Mausoleum featuring work by the Linares Family and many more.
*The world premier of the film “La Fiesta Eterna”, a film about the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos.
*Children’s Area where kids can learn about this ancient celebration though art, including traditional face painting.

Gates open at 4:00 PM
Gates Close at 11:00 PM
Lila Downs at 9:00 PM

The public can call 323.447.0999 for more information.
Location Address:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323.469.1181
Background:
Dia De Los Muertos is a 3,000 year old Aztec tradition, alternately referred to as “All Souls Day”, where it is believed the spirits of our ancestors and we, the living, can meet face to face for one day a year. For more info on the festival at Hollywood Forever please visit www.ladayofthedead.com For more historical context visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead Lila Downs is a world renowned singer and songwriter and Latin Grammy winner from Oaxaca, Mexico. Hollywood Forever, resting place of Hollywood’s Immortals, has made national headlines with its innovative approach, including digital biographies, summer film series, concert series and more. For more info see www.hollywoodforever.com

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