The 20th annual Day of the Dead celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be held Nov. 2, 2019, from noon to midnight. This year’s guiding theme is “Sacred Migrations,” inspired in the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home – the Mexican state of Michoacán, which is also one of the two cultural heartlands in Mexico where the ancient traditions of Dia de los Muertos have been celebrated the longest and most vibrantly.

An exhibit at the Cathedral Mausoleum will be curated by Luis Villanueva. It will include 10 sculptured butterflies and 122 paintings from 12 different artists.

Performing at the event will be Cafe Tacvba, Lido Pimienta, La Doña, Delirians, and Savila. There will be also art exhibits, dance numbers, and food and drink for purchase.

One of the artists taking part of the event is RAH Azul, a first-generation Mexican-American (from Jalisco), working in the San Fernando Valley. (Instagram @rahazul)


General admission is $25 (in advance). Children under 8 years and seniors over 65 will enjoy free admission until 4:00 pm. Parking will be free. For tickets visit and

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, in Hollywood CA.

Beautiful themed tequila bottles by Tequila Los Tres Tonos


Note: The attached pictures were taken Wednesday, Oct. 9, during the event’s preview night. They are meant to give you an idea of what you will see on Nov. 2.

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