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Upcoming Dia de los Muertos Events

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OK, so Halloween is over, no more dressing up and having fun. Wrong! The fun never stops! Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles means days of face-painting, music, giant puppets, sugar skulls and even special bread. So get out there and let the celebration continue!


The Olvera Street Merchant's Dia de los Muertos has become an increasingly popular event. It is more ceremonial than other events, with a Catholic bent including blessings from the parish priest. Merchants sell sugar skulls, there is free pan de muerto and champurrado, and all of the restaurants are open (We recommend La Luz del Dia). The Novenario procession is beautiful and entertaining. One warning: As everyone gathers around the gazebo, it can get uncomfortably crowded. See last year's event.