Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Photos: Colorful Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations Around Town

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

It feels like Dia de los Muertos gets a little bit bigger and a little more mainstream every year. It might be Disney, it may be "chipsters" or maybe it's just Americans looking for a new drinking holiday. But the Mexican celebration honoring the dead has a long history in Los Angeles that shows no signs of stopping. In fact, East Los Angeles' Self Help Graphics & Art claims that they're the ones who made the public observance in the US a big deal starting in the 1970s. We've collected photos from our Flickr pool showing celebrations from Hollywood to the Eastside.