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Rose Hills holds annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival

In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, Rose Hills Memorial Park held its 5th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the SkyRose Chapel on Nov. 2.

The cultural festival took place from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with tons of art and entertainment for everyone.

Tents filled with activities were located behind the SkyRose Chapel and food was available from various restaurants and food trucks.

There were beautifully made skulls, figurines, and ceramics made by local artists available for both viewing and purchase. Paintings were also hung up along the tents, and the SkyRose Chapel held an art exhibit inside for attendants to walk through and view.

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Mexican Food items such as tacos, burritos, and flautas were available, as well as an array of desserts for guests choosing.

Outside of the chapel was an altar put together. Trees surrounded it, and attendants could write on a card about their loved ones who had passed away.

The festival was definitely a family friendly environment, as they were tons of children spending time with their parents. An arts and crafts area was available to children, and held mini workshops and activities.

Before the live entertainment of singers began, a variety of music was played such as Spanish Rock, Corridos and more. The music warmed up the crowd up before the Mariachi Divas arrived.

The Mariachi Divas did an amazing job on stage as they brought the crowd to their feet and got them going throughout the duration of their performance.

Another guest featured at the festival was reporter Alysha Del Valle (from ABC 7 News), who announced to the audience information on the festival.

This was definitely an amazing event honoring family members, friends, or any loved ones who have passed away, as well as honoring the celebrated Mexican holiday, Dia De Los Muertos.


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