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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS BENEFIT FESTIVAL


Events by David Rosa & Lalalu Mexican Art have joined forces to coproduce our 1st Annual citywide "Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Cultural Benefit Celebration" in Washington, DC, to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, for the purpose of raising money to provide relief for the natural disasters that have recently affected the United States and Mexico. 

Many lives have been lost within the last few weeks to the three (3) hurricanes that have hit the U.S. and the massive earthquakes th

at have ravaged Mexico, and we are putting this event together in order to raise money to help these places rebuild, while celebrating and honoring the lives and memories of all those lost during these disastrous events.

100% of all proceeds raised from this event will be going to foundations working to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico.

THE HISTORY OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a festive Spanish holiday where family and friends come together in fellowship to remember and celebrate the lives of their passed loved ones, by building altars, holding candlelight vigils, while partaking in the favorite music, foods, drinks, and items of the deceased.

Traditionally, this holiday celebrates the memory of children on November 1st and adults on November 2nd. Living relatives and friends gather in the streets of the communities, the homes of loved ones, and the cemeteries where their loved ones have been laid to rest.

Our mission is to share the true meaning and tradition of the holiday with all cultures since, no matter our differences or ethnic backgrounds, each and every one of us have loved ones to remember and honor. In death, we are all the same, and we wish to share this custom with the metropolitan area.

Bring pictures, belongings, and the favorite foods of their loved ones to lay on one of the vibrantly-decorated altars that will be constructed on location. The event will be geared towards guests of all ages and backgrounds throughout the DC, MD and VA area. 

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Come out and enjoy a day of:

•Mariachi Bands

•Live Performances

•Local Performing Artists & Bands

•Various DJ’s

•Live Art

•Themed Art Expo & Contest

•Authentic Cultural Cuisine

•Vibrantly Decorated Altars

•Candle Walls

•Marigold (“Flower of the Dead”) Flower Walls

•Face-Painting Stations

•Sugar Skull Painting

•Projected Themed Movie

•& More

 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

We are reaching out to as many individuals, cultural organizations, local businesses, artists, performers, sponsors and vendors as possible to see who may be interested in becoming an event sponsor and/or donating their services, products, time and/or network, in hopes of making this event an unforgettable, citywide experience for all those who attend. We hope that you would be interested in participating. If so, please contact us for more information.

 

Earlier Event: November 2
ORACLE READINGS every THURSDAY
Later Event: November 5
Expression 101 DC