Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Live Oak Memorial Park Honors Mexican/Hispanic Tradition and Culture
MONROVIA, Calif. - October 22, 2014
A special celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican/Hispanic festival of remembrance in which departed spirits feel welcome to hold a reunion with living relatives, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Live Oak Memorial Park, 200 East Duarte Road in Monrovia. For more information, please call Live Oak Memorial Park at (626) 359-5311.
This is the ninth annual event at Live Oak, and it is free and open to the public. Face-painting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the mass and celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Los Angeles attorney Rolando Hidalgo will serve as master of ceremonies.
Dia de los Muertos is a festive time of remembrance in which families decorate tombs of deceased relatives and install memorial altars where special offerings are laid out with the intention of calling home the spirits of the dead.
These altars - which are often set up on a tabletop or on boxes of various sizes - can include everything from tissue-paper dolls, candles and pan de muerto (sugar-coated breads) to photographs, water glasses, musical instruments and a variety of other gifts. The tradition is to include items that would be appealing and comforting to the returning souls.
Along with the celebration, face-painting, music and traditional mass, the Dia de los Muertos celebration will include exhibits from various artists, highlighting Mexican-inspired arts and crafts, paintings and photography.
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