The Día de los Muertos celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery showcases rich culture while honoring those who have died

A full day of altars, art, dancing and other festivities begins on Saturday and will attract dozens of guests.

Monday, October 23, 2023, 9:09 p.m

Día de los Muertos 2022 celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — For decades, Hollywood Forever Cemetery has been transformed into an elaborate space to honor those who have died as part of its annual Día de Muertos celebration.

A full day of altars, art, dancing and other festivities begins on Saturday and will attract dozens of guests.

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican cultural holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd each year.

The centuries-old holiday is full of symbolism. Altars are covered with traditional gifts, food and meaningful items from their loved ones. We remember those who are no longer with us through prayer, storytelling and music.

A key element of each altar are marigolds or “death flowers,” which are flowers with a strong scent. Many believe that they attract the deceased and the scent leads them back home.

According to Mexican folklore, the tattered petals left on the ground form a trail that provides guidance to those no longer with us.

The celebrations begin on Saturday morning and last until midnight. Last year there was a children’s place in the day part for the first time. The course will continue this year.

There will be dance and music performances. It will feature performances by singers DannyLux and Irene Diaz.

Día de los Muertos runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while Noche de los Metros runs from 5 p.m. to 12 p.m. Separate tickets are required for both events.

Find out more about the event and buy tickets Here.

ABC 7 is the media sponsor of the event.

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