|Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2012|
Sponsored by the Covina Cultural Arts Advisory Commission and the Covina Parks & Recreation Department
DATE: Saturday, October 26
TIME: 5-9:30 pm
LOCATION: Covina Park, 301 N. Fourth Ave.
Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a wonderful and joyous holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember loved ones who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. This celebration is growing in popularity here in the United States as well. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
5-9 pm Food and Craft Vendors, altar browsing, children’s crafts, and face painting
5:30 pm Aztec Dance Performance
6 pm Altar Judging
6:30 pm Procession Performance
7:30-9:30 pm Live Performance
Altar Contest - Forms will be available mid-July.
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Participate in the building of your own family altar honoring someone who has passed away. Each contestant/team will be assigned a 5’ x 5’ space to build your altar. Bring your own materials and let your imagination begin. Altars cannot be over 6’ tall. The winning family will receive $150 gift card. You may bring an EZ-UP to go over your altar.
Craft & Vendor Booths - Forms will be available mid-July.
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Applications will be available mid-July. Please check back.
Booths for artists and crafters (handmade items) and Retail Booths.
For more information regarding this event, please call the Covina Parks & Recreation Department at