Santa Monica Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

From Santa Monica Lookout

” The ancient Aztecs celebrated what would become El Dia de los Muertos over several months, instead of a single day. Santa Monica will stay true to the tradition and mark the popular Mexican holiday with events over the course of two weeks.Seven events held at six separate venues across the bayside city will mark “The Day of the Dead,” a colorful time when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.The main event — which takes place Sunday, October 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery — features music and dance performances, storytelling, a procession and a ceremonial blessing, cemetery officials said.”