Community altars, live music, community resource booths, food trucks and a vendor market place were among the entertainment options during a Día de los Muertos event on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pacoima City Hall.
Día de los Muertos is an annual celebration of never-ending spirit, observed from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 each year — coinciding with Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day — and is believed to be the time when the souls of the dead are able to visit their relatives.
It’s an opportunity for families to get together and remember their ancestors.
Los Angeles Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s office presented the event, during which community members displayed remembrances that included photos and items associated with their dead relatives, as well as symbolic objects that represent the elements of earth, fire, water and wind.
Sponsors included Athens Services, Icon Business Source Center, SoCal Gas and Vallarta Supermarkets.