Celebrate life at Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation, W-10 Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 from Friday, October 26, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Dia de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for the ceremony. Dia de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life, it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things they enjoyed during that life. Death is a part of life, and so its best to honor it.Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles, A nine day festival, with altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and entertainment throughout. This festival is ideal for kids of the age 5 and up. The admission is free for all.