DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 25 THRU NOVEMBER 2, 2022
Dia de los
Muertos

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 thru November 2
10:00am to 9:00pm
LAS OFRENDAS
OUTDOOR ALTAR DISPLAY
  • No Drinking, Eating, Smoking, or Loitering around altars

  • Please respect the altar spaces

We have limited spaces available for community altars. If your family or organization would like to put up an altar, please fill out the application here: 
Community Altar Application

NOVENARIO PROCESSION
October 25 thru November 2
  • Traditional Mayan Blessing/Soul Cleansing takes place before and after the procession

  • Procession includes:

    • Grupo Tartalejos – an indigenous Aztec group leading the procession with incense and ceremonial blessing

    • Aztec Dancers

    • “Living Muertos” – participants dress up as skeletons

  • 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

Saturday & Sunday
October 29 & 30
11:00am to 9:00pm
FACE PAINTING*
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*There is a charge for Face Painting. Each face painter has their own style and are individual operators, separate from OSMAF. Price list posted at booth.
Tuesday & Wednesday
November 1 & 2
4:00pm to 9:00pm
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TEATRO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS
La Danza de la Muerte

October 25 thru November 2
6:00pm
This beautiful theatrical performance tells the story of
Dia de los Muertos with its indigenous roots and how it has transformed to our modern-day celebrations. Join us for this vibrant performance!
ENTERTAINMENT

Day Time Entertainment
Saturday & Sunday
October 29 & 30


Evening Entertainment
November 1 & 2
For more information
or to 
register, 
click here:
CARRERA
DE LOS 
MUERTOS 5K
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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Interested in Sponsoring this event?
Please contact osmaf.info@gmail.com for sponsorship information.