Event | Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival

Día de los Muertos is infuse with rich tradition and history, and to celebrate, Oakdale Memorial Park & Mortuary will host the 2nd Annual Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival to honor loved ones who have passed away. The free family event will take place Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.DDLM-Oakdalelogo

The festival will feature activities including arts & crafts for children with mini workshops and interactive activities created especially for this event by Corner Art Studio; a food court with delicious selections from L.A.’s food trucks, Papas & Dogs, La Taquiza and Canvas; a local vendor area featuring Día de los Muertos inspired arts and crafts; performances and entertainment including local dance group Ballet Folklórico Casas Guanajuato and the Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi ensemble. In addition, families are encouraged to create their own altars and enter the community altar contest. The event will feature a corridor displaying the beautiful altars created for the celebration.

“The community embraced the cultural festival last year and fully participated in building altares while the kids enjoyed all the art and crafts they took part in,”
stated Genny Delgado, general manager for Oakdale Memorial Park. “What a wonderful way to bring this rich tradition to life and we invite all generations to come together and celebrate the lives of their loved ones in this truly authentic and respectful celebration.

For more information on the event, please visit www.dayofthedead-oakdale, our Facebook page at Day of the Dead – Oakdale or call 562.696.8196.

About Oakdale Memorial Park & Mortuary
Founded in 1890, Oakdale is located in Glendora, California. With approximately 118 acres of property for current use or future development, Oakdale is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers devoted to providing quality service for all families.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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