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Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Day of the Dead Altar

Avery Graning with her daughter Magenta and Melody White next to the altar to their departed friends and relatives that they created for Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA

Photo © 2011 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration of those who have gone before. Traditionally families decorate the graves of their loved ones and take a picnic to the cemetery. In certain towns, people parade through the streets dressed as skeletons and eat sugar skulls.

There are many celebrations of Day of the Dead in Los Angeles. One of the largest and most colorful is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, the resting place of many famous celebrities. The event takes place either on a Saturday in October either immediately before Halloween or a week earlier.

The following slide show will give you a taste of what you can see at Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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