Dia de los Muertos at Self Help Graphics & Art

Day of the Dead Events in L.A. for the Entire Family


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It seems especially fitting to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Olvera Street. After all, the thoroughfare is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, the oldest part of Los Angeles, and the city center when it was under Mexican rule in the 19th century.

Dia de los Muertos Festival Days will take place Oct. 28-29 from 10am-8pm, and Nov. 1-2 from 4-8pm, featuring live entertainment, traditional dancers, face painting and family activities. The nightly Novenario Procession will be held on Olvera Street from Oct. 25- Nov. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. The colorful community altars will be on display in the Plaza Oct. 28 - Nov. 2. 

Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles


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Dating back hundreds of years, Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. During the multi-day holiday, family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed away. Traditions include building ofrendas (private altars), enjoying the favorite dishes and drinks of the departed, and visiting graves with mementos of the deceased.

In Los Angeles, Día de los Muertos events take place across the city, from L.A.'s oldest district to museums and a cemetery of the stars. From traditional ceremonies to modern multicultural festivals, here are the best Día de los Muertos events in Los Angeles.

Dancers at Mariachi Plaza Festival

Latino Holiday Celebrations and Festivals in Los Angeles


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From the earliest days of historic Los Angeles to the modern age, Latin American culture has played a significant role in shaping the City of Angels. L.A.'s rich Latino heritage is celebrated throughout the year with traditional Mexican holidays and festive events. Read on for a guide to Latin American holiday celebrations and festivals in Los Angeles.