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

 

2019 Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 19th from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

11:30am Altar Viewing and Pan Dulce

12:00pm Danza by Adelita Serena and Kalpulli Tlayolotl

12:30pm Calling Ancestors

1:00pm Mariachi Puente and Mariachi Del Valle

Ven honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que se han cruzado al mundo de los espiritus, en este aminado evento comunitario con Danza Mexica, arte, poesia, chocolate con pan dulce, y musica.