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Dia de los Muertos at Self Help Graphics

Dia de los Muertos honors beloved ancestors, family and friends who have passed on. 

In the lands that are now known as Mexico and Central America, traditions of honoring the deceased with private altars laden with flowers, mememtos, food and drink date back many thousands of years.

When the Spanish Conquistadors came to this land, they attempted to eradicate the holiday celebration in their efforts to convert the indigenous people.

But The Day of the Dead would not die.  And in time, the old customs blended with the Catholic Holy Days of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2).  And by extension, in modern times,  All Hallows Eve (the eve of All Saints Day, "Halloween")

Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles has a 37 year tradition of hosting Dia de los Muetos celebrations.


November 2, at 4:00PM Day of the Dead Procession at Belvedere Park's Virgen de Guadalupe Mural located at the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. & Mednik Avenue;

November 2, at 5:00 -11:00 PM Celebration at East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022 featuring music, community altars, many food vendors and local arts & Craft vendors!


Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.


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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Johnson • October 26 2010 07:30AM


I love all the unique little candies that they have for Dia de los Muertos. The Los Angeles and San DIego areas have a lot more of this stuff than other parts of the US.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 7 years ago

That's a great video - and I love the Smiths' music for it!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 7 years ago