PRESS RELEASE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD)
Who: The Olvera Street Merchants and El Pueblo Historical Monument
What: Day of the Dead /Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Where: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Home of Olvera Street
When: Oct. 25 through Nov. 3, 2015
Contact: Mike Mariscal (213) 625-7074 for OSMAF or
John Kopczynski (213) 485-8372 for El Pueblo
For More Information: www.Olvera-Street.com
To learn about the history of Dia De Los Muertos, click here!
The Olvera Street Merchants will hold their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration from October 25 through November 3, 2015 at El Pueblo Historical Monument, home of world famous Olvera Street. The following activities are free to the public:
•Children’s workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. October 23-24-25-30-31 and November 1, 2015. The workshops include mask coloring, necklace making and flower painting and will provide students with a history of this colorful and beloved Mexican celebration. A festive piñata breaking takes place each day following the workshops. Educators making reservations for the student workshops are asked to call (213) 716-1373.
•The candlelight Novenario processions will be held nightly from October 25- November 2, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Olvera Street. This traditional pre-Columbian procession evokes special memories of deceased loved ones with colorful pageantry and indigenous blessings. Before the procession, ceremonial cleansings and blessings will be offered. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) will be served in the spirit of the community.
•On the weekend of October 26-27 and November 2-3, 2015 enjoy face painting, street theater performances, strolling mariachi bands, Aztec dancers, art workshops, puppets, ballet folklorico, piñatas and other fun family activities from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.
•The Dia de los Muertos community altars (las ofrendas) and Merchant family altars will be on display outdoors in the Plaza area and in the various shops on Olvera Street from October 25-November 3, 2015 for everyone to view and reflect upon.
Call for Altars Entries
You are cordially invited to participate in our 2015 Dia De Los Muertos.
Attached is an application for a community altar space.
All the pertinent information is in the application.
We look forward to seeing you again this year.
For an application, click here!
Usted está cordialmente invitado a participar en nuestro 2015 Dia De Los Muertos .
Se adjunta una solicitud de un espacio altar comunidad.
Toda la información pertinente es en la aplicación.
Esperamos contar con su presencia de nuevo este año.
Para la aplicación, haga clic aquí.
El Pueblo Historical Monument is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza in downtown Los Angeles (across from Union Station.) For more information on Dia de los Muertos festivities, the public may call (213) 625-7074.
For directions, click here!
For information about Dia De Los Muertos history, Olvera Street, our fiestas and events,
please visit www.Olvera-Street.com
For more information, contact: info@Olvera-Street.com