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Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)
October 26, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Día de Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family, and friends. It is an ancient ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical event when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together. Día de Los Muertos is a time of celebration and a time to remember our deceased family and friends. Rather than to deny and fear death, this event teaches us to accept and contemplate the meaning of mortality and to celebrate life.
On October 26, 2013 Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in association with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Silicon Valley, will be presenting their forth annual Día de Los Muertos celebration. This is the third year of partnership between Calvary Cemetery and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Catholic Cemeteries hopes that the Día de Los Muertos celebration at Calvary Catholic Cemetery will grow to be San Jose’s premier event for Day of the Dead celebrations annually. Other sponsors include El Observador, Univision, Pacific Printing, Willow Glen Funeral Home, Pathways Hospice & Hospice of the Valley, and Sonia Orban-Price.
This celebration will include performances by local entertainers, Manuel Romero, Aztec Dance Group Capulli Tonalehqueh, in addition to Folklorico dance groups Folklorico Nacional Mexicano and Lincoln High School’s Xoctil Cultura; altar displays and artwork created by local Jr. high and high school students from St. John Vianney and Notre Dame High School, organizations, businesses, and individual artists; face painting, skull decorating, papeles picados, and much more.
The children’s choir from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will also be processing from Our Lady of Guadalupe to Calvary Cemetery, in honor of the ancient tradition in Mexico. The choir will also be performing.
This year Calvary Cemetery will also be hosting food trucks. Trucks include Takoz Mod Mex, Gold Rush Eatery, Chutney Marys, MoGo BBQ and Madd Mex Cantina.
For more information about the event, please contact the cemetery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-258-2940.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11am-3pm
2650 Madden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116