On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District holds a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on our grounds. This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous-influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create a community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society.
Due to the high transmission rates of COVID-19 in the county, the district has made the difficult decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority.
2021 Dia de los Muertos Event Information
Friday, October 29th through Monday, November 1st
- Educational signage will be placed along our eastern internal roadway, just north of the memorial fountain
- A public altar will be set up outside the administration building for viewing. We also welcome contributions to the altar from our visitors
- While on the grounds, visitors will be able to scan QR codes to listen to a welcome video and hear performances by Mariachi Puente
- The welcome video can also be viewed here.
- Fresh marigolds will be available for the public to place on graves in order to honor their loved ones
Ven a honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que han cruzado al mundo de los espíritus.
The Davis Cemetery District would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to:
- This year’s event coordinator, Sandra Rodriquez.
- Strelitzia Flower Company for providing heavily discounted Marigolds.