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Hollywood Forever Cemetery presents the 16th annual Dia de los Muertos festival:

Dia De Los Muertos

Hollywood Forever Presents: Dia De Los Muertos
The theme for this years event is
Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
Saturday, October 24th, 2015: 12pm until 12am

The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 – 3pm onward
Featuring on the Main Stage: LILA DOWNS, HUICHOL MUSICAL, LA MISA NEGRA, EL MARIACHI MANCHESTER and EDNA VAZQUEZ

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More event details:

General Admission: $20 per person – (please bring exact change)
Children 8 years and under free until 4pm
Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm

  • Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel
  • Spend an eventful day relaxing and watching the evening stars appear as the cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations
  • Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine and a wide spectrum of Day of the Dead arts and crafts available for purchase
  • Plan ahead where to park and please carpool
  • Pre-Purchase your tickets to avoid lines day of the event

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


Event Features:

  • A vibrant traditional procession in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals with traditional Aztec blessings and Regional Musical-Dance group dedications
  • Musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists
  • 100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones
  • Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume
  • Three stages featuring music and theatrical performances
  • An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum curated by Luis Villanueva
  • A costume contest for the best dressed Calaca (skeleton)
  • A children’s arts project area presented by Artist & Craftsman Supply
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Food vendors from around Los Angeles
  • Presentation of Altar winners – The judges will select the best altar of each of the following categories: Theme of Huichol, Traditional Altar, Contemporary Altar – the best of each category wins $3,000

Schedule:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2015 PROGRAM and MAP – NO GUARANTEES ON TIMING

ALTAR EXHIBITS 12pm – 12am
Winners announced at 7:30pm at Main Stage

AZTEC DANCES & RITUALS 12pm – 12am
Throughout the cemetery grounds

CHILDREN’S ART CENTER 12pm – 6pm
Make a Gods Eye • Arts & Crafts • Face Painting

MAIN ENTRANCE
Huichol Shaman “Blessing” 1:00pm
PROCESSION from entrance to main stage 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Led by Huichol Shaman

COSTUME CONTEST 12pm – 7pm
Photo booth – at chapel island inside main entrance
Winner announced at 7:30pm at Main Stage

CATHEDRAL ART EXHIBIT 12pm – 12am
OFFICIAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Cilau Valadez
OTHER ARTISTS:

  • Daniel Cervantes
  • Francisco Loza
  • Jesus Molina
  • Luis Alberto Saavedra
  • Luis Villanueva
  • Manuel Benitez
  • Manuel Sauceda
  • Mar Abella
  • Maria del Refugio Coronado
  • Mario Odasa
  • Mauricio Canas
  • Rogelio Hernandez
  • Salvador Rodriguez
  • Serafin Venegas

LA CATRINA STAGE 3:00pm – 9:30pm
MUSIC, THEATER & DANCE

  • Nayare – Folkloric Dance Group
  • Hermanos Rios – Musical Group
  • Libre Movimiento – Butho Dance
  • Jesús Angulo – Singer
  • Dance Art “WIXARITARI” special choreography debut
  • Malena Durán – Singer
  • Conjunto Hermanos Rios – Musical Group

EL FANDANGO EN SU ESPLENDOR STAGE 3:30pm – 12am
TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM SOUTH EAST COAST OF MEXICO

  • Ballet Xhanat de Fiacro Castro
  • Ballet Internacional de Lucia Parra
  • Conjunto Tenocelomeh (Son Jarocho)
  • Conjunto Regional Alma Suriana (Nayarit)
  • Conjunto Jardin (Son Jarocho)
  • Along for the Ride (Bossanova)
  • Estampa Nayarit (Regional Alma Suriana)
  • Estampa Jarocha (Tenocelomeh)
  • Conjunto Zacamdu (Son Jarocho)
  • Emanuel Benitez “Manu” (Canta-Autor Nayarit)
  • Viento Callejero (Cumbia Urbana)
  • Son Cache (son Cubano, Salsa)

MUERTE Y TRADICIÓN STAGE 1:30pm – 10:30pm
MAIN STAGE – MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES

  • LILA DOWNS
  • HUICHOL MUSICAL
  • LA MISA NEGRA
  • EL MARIACHI MANCHESTER ( The Smiths / Morrissey Mariachi Tribute)
  • EDNA VAZQUEZ