The annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos that takes place from Nov. 1-2 is a Mexican holiday where you welcome back the souls of your deceased relatives for a quick reunion. The holiday is centuries old and celebrated with altars covered with gifts, food, and items that remind the living of them.
“This tradition is important for everybody,” says local resident Isabel Venegas. “Now we understand why we come to celebrate the people who pass away.”
According to tradition, the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of children can join their families for 24 hours. The spirits of adults can do the same on November 2.
Here are a few places where you can celebrate Dia De Los Muertos
1. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL-Olvera Street, Downtown Los Angeles
2. 49th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition & Celebration- Boyle Heights
1300 East 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
3. En Memoria in Fair Plex – Pomona CA
4. Bowers Museum Mexican Day of the Dead Festival -Santa Ana