Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos face painting

Downey held their first Dia de los Muertos festival today, at the Downey Theater. (Click here to see Friday's post about a different Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Stay Gallery.)

Dia de los Muertos craftsDia de los Muertos crowdsThe festival included altar displays (below) and an art gallery exhibit, live music and dancing, a schedule of live folkloric dance on the main stage and two screenings of the 1960 Mexican film "Marcario." In the theater courtyard, Dia de los Muertos-related merchandise (left and right) was for sale. There were booths for face painting (top) and decorating calaveras, or sugar skulls.

The event was well attended, so hopefully this will be the start of another tradition in Downey.

Dia de los Muertos altar

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