Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

 

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 community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society. The Dia de Los Muertos celebration includes a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors. This events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the public alter. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and enjoy the day.

For more information or for your organization to display an altar or if you are a performer who would like to contribute please contact event co-coordinator Melissa Moreno at mmoreno@yccd.edu or Cemetery Superintendent Jessica Potts at jess@daviscemetery.org

Donations of flowers, food, and decorations are always welcome and appreciated. If you or your organization would like to make a monetary donation please contact Jessica Potts at jess@daviscemetery.org

 

2020 Dia de los Muertos Even Information

Due to COVID-19, the District has made the decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority. A public altar will be set up for viewing and contribution Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st. Informational signage has been created and will be displayed along our turf to help educate those who visit the cemetery.

Ven a honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que han cruzado al mundo de los espíritus.