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Community Members Invited to Honor, Celebrate Ancestors at Day of the Dead Events

Published on Friday, October 21, 2022 | 5:49 am

The City will celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 5 pm-9 pm. on Oct. 28 at Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.

On the holiday, family and friends pay respects and remember friends and family who have died.

Traditions connected with the holiday include honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigold flowers and building altars.

Attendees are invited to bring copies of photos, written stories, and other memories to honor and celebrate their ancestors on our community ofrenda, an altar honoring the lives of deceased loved ones. Food will be available for purchase.

Community members can also commemorate the centuries-old holiday with fun family-friendly activities, including arts & crafts with Armory Center for the Arts, face painting by talented make-up artists, performances by Aztec dance group Yankuititl, and ballet folklórico by Mexica and Lupita.

For more information about this event, call (626) 744-6530. For accessibility information and requests, contact or (626) 744-7311. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability.

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