The observance of the Mexican holiday know as El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed on November 1 and November 2 and celebrates the lives of deceased friends and family. Olvera Street's Dianna Guerrero Robertson says Angelenos celebrate the holiday through preparing food and by creating altars for loved ones. Some foods left at graves or for the altars are pan de muerto (bread of the dead,) sugar skulls, atole (a hot, thick corn drink) as well as the deceased's favorite food.
Olvera Street's Día de los Muertos Celebration
November 1-2, 11am - 9pm
7pm - Blessing of the altars
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park
845 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Music break: Agony Wagon by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers