Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Photos: Colorful Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations Around Town

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

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.