Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Things to do , Festivals Hollywood Forever Cemetery , Hollywood Saturday October 29 2016
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead 2013 at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever.
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Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery claims to host the largest Day of the Dead celebration in California, and we wouldn't doubt it: The cemetery grounds are covered with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, children's arts and crafts projects and food vendors (and crowds) aplenty. You'll see altars to the dead created by community artists, and can either watch or participate in the calaca (skeleton) costume contest. In honor of the fest's 16th anniversary, this year's theme is "the Tree of Life." It's sure to be a spectacular display, as always. And there's something to be said for a Halloween-time event that respects and celebrates the very (and often forgotten) roots of the holiday.

The event becomes exceedingly crowded after sunset; we suggest arriving before 4pm if you plan on parking in the adjacent neighborhoods or the Paramount parking structure.

Venue name: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Contact:
Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles
90038
Opening hours: Summer 8am-7pm daily; Winter 8am-6pm daily
Price: $20; children under 8 and seniors free until 4pm
Event website: http://www.ladayofthedead.com/

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