Hollywood Forever Cemetery debuted its 24th installment of their Día y Noche de los Muertos celebrations on Saturday, October 28 featuring incredible art installations, food & drink, cultural performances, and more celebrating the living and the dead along with this year’s theme of Máscaras de México – Vida y Muerte en La Máscara (“Masks of Mexico: Life and Death in the Mask.”)
The event has been a beloved tradition for over two decades, paying tribute to the vibrant customs and rituals of Día de los Muertos. Each year, the event offers an immersive experience that celebrates life, death, and the timeless connection between the living and the departed. The event features altars decorated throughout the cemetery honoring those who have passed. This year’s theme Máscaras de México explored the significance of masks in Mexican and Latin American culture. These masks represent transitions, empowerment, and a deep respect for ancestral traditions.
The event featured both a day and night portion of the event.
Dia de los Muertos (9:00am – 3:00pm PT) – Experience the beauty of cultural rituals and artistic performances in the warm embrace of the sun. Delight in the enchanting Children’s Plaza and explore over 150 Aztec dancers and performers on four spectacular stages. Indulge in delectable food, captivating crafts, and the spirit of togetherness. Enjoy musical stylings from featured artists such as DannyLux and Irene Diaz. Los Angeles’ popular DJs, from Altura art gallery studio space located in Lincoln Heights, are also set to fuse their beats at the daytime event. Among them are DJ Fuego, DJ Fondo, o Discos Rolas & DJ Cozmic Vibes and more.
Noche de los Muertos (5:00pm – 12:00am PT) – As the sun sets, the festivities reach new heights. Prepare to be mesmerized by the electrifying beats of Bomba Estereo, as they ignite the night with their sensational music. Join the jubilant crowd as we dance under the stars, celebrating life and paying tribute to our beloved ancestors. For the nighttime e vvent you can look forward to beats presented by Nochenegra, a vinyl party all the way from Mexico City featuring DJ Mar and DJ El Keamo.Additional performances to look forward to include Bratty, Camila Fernandez, and Banda Las Angelinas.