2ND ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD) BENEFIT FESTIVAL
Events by David Rosa & Lalalu Mexican Art have joined forces once again to coproduce the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Benefit Festival in Washington, DC, to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Congressional Cemetery. This event will be raising money to help reunite children separated from their families due to the current Immigration Reform.
Please note that this event is a non-political event, but simply a call to assist those who cannot help themselves – the children.
100% of the proceeds of this event go to reuniting children separated from their families due to the current Immigration Reform.
THE HISTORY OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a festive Mexican 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.
The mission of the event 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 your 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.