SATURDAY *NOVEMBER 5 2016 * 3p - 10p
Riverside, CA – Honoring those whom we have loved and lost, the colorful cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos will come alive once again in historical downtown Riverside this November. Hosted by Division 9 Gallery in collaboration with Ballet Folklorico de Riverside, the 13th annual anniversary of this traditional Mexican festival will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 3 PM to 10 PM, celebrated with food, art, music, dance and most importantly, the beautifully decorated and personalized altars honoring those loved ones who have passed throughout the year.
Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican cultural event, invoking ancient customs and rituals, celebrating the cycle of life and death with reverence and respect. The origins of this modern Mexican holiday may be traced to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years including an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has since spread throughout the world, and has become a cherished tradition for honoring the dead.
* This event free a smoke and alcohol free environment. We ask all who attend to please respect this, in order for this event to have longevity in historical downtown Riverside. Doing so allows a family friendly environment for children to attend and be educated through participation.