Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District hosts 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.

Historically, the Dia de los Muertos celebration has included a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors. Beginning in 2020, the district moved to a modified event that included a public altar, marigolds to be placed on graves, and informational signage.

2023 Dia de los Muertos Activities

The Davis Cemetery Districts annual Dia de los Muertos public altar has been set up and will remain in place through November 2nd. In addition to the altar, we have placed educational signage, gravesite cleaning supplies, and fresh marigolds for visitors and loved ones to place on graves.
We welcome all to stop by, contribute to the altar, and enjoy the peaceful environment offered here at the cemetery. Please do not place open flames, incense, or alcohol on the altar as they can create a fire/safety issue.