People young and old will be celebrating the traditions of Día de los Muertos at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary as they host the 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival. The free family event takes place Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the SkyRose Chapel. This unique cultural event respectfully remembers those who have passed while it celebrates and honors the rich traditions and heritage of Día de los Muertos with all generations.
This year, the festival continues to feature activities for everyone, including an art exhibit inside the SkyRose Chapel showcasing the talents of various local renowned local artists who will be sharing some of their Día de los Muertosinspired artwork. There will be a dedicated arts & crafts area for children with mini workshops and interactive activities; a food court with delicious items from various vendors; a vendor area featuring Día de los Muertos themed arts and crafts; a full program of performances and entertainment including Paso de Oro’s Aztec dance group that will lead a ceremonial procession, and local dancers from Tierra Blanca Dance Company, Mariachi Trompetas de Mexico, and a special closing performance by the band Cambalache. In addition, families are invited to create their own altars and enter the community altar contest. Altars are an integral part of the celebration.
“We’re happy to celebrate with our communities the rich traditions of Día de los Muertos for a third year,” said Patrick Monroe, President and CEO, Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries. “With activities for all the family, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating the lives of loved ones in a truly authentic and respectful festival. We’re happy to host this special community event and hope that many will be here to bring this memorable event to life.”