DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
The Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is returning for 2021! We will have a few modifications and MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
For over 35 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Dia de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for our ceremony.
Dia de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things they enjoyed during that life. Death is a part of life, and so we honor it. Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – A nine (9) day festival, with a nightly procession, community altars on display, and entertainment.
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October 29 starting at 5:00pm
October 30 thru November 2
10:00am to 9:00pm
OUTDOOR ALTAR DISPLAY
Required Social Distancing
No Drinking, Eating, Smoking, or Loitering around altars
We will have a community altar where you can place the photo or name of a loved one. Please only bring a copy of a photo, as they will not be returned.
October 25 thru November 2
Traditional Mayan Blessing/Soul Cleansing takes place before and after the procession
Grupo Tartalejos – an indigenous Aztec group leading the procession with incense and ceremonial blessing
“Living Muertos” – participants dress up as skeletons on November 1st & 2nd
Procession leads to nightly ceremony in the Kiosko, where the loved ones of a merchant family or special community member is chosen to be honored
Free sweet bread is given to all in attendance;
Please note, due to COVID restrictions, we will NOT have champurrado this year.