Sacramento’s Día de los Muertos “El Panteon” Celebration (Oct. 28-31)
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Latino Center for Arts & Culture (Sacramento) | 2700 Front St. Sacramento , CA 95818
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The centuries-old tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be celebrated this year on the grounds of the Latino Center of Art and Culture. This annual LCAC event, El Panteón de Sacramento, features the recreation of a candlelit Mexican cemetery and chapel accompanied by live performances from The Lico Music Academy, a 24-piece music group from Los Angeles. With 3 stages, traditional Mexican music and dancing, El Panteón de Sacramento is the area’s biggest and most exciting Día de los Muertos celebration! The event is free to the public, though donations are welcome. Food, drinks, local art and crafts will be available for purchase. Masks will be required. Dozens of traditional memorials will be created by families and friends to honor those who have passed, telling the stories of their departed loved ones. These colorful ofrendas are adorned with sugar skulls, food and drink once enjoyed by the departed, flowers and personal mementos. Bathed in the light of the moon during evening hours and filled with drifting fragrances of copal and cempasuchil, the bright marigolds considered the flowers of the dead, El Panteón is not only a place of remembrance, but a joyous celebration of our loved ones.
Individual Dates &Times:
Oct 28, 2021 (Thu) at 6:00-10:00pm
Oct 29, 2021 (Fri) at 6:00- 10:00pm
Oct 30, 2021 (Sat) at 10:00am-10:00 pm
Oct 31, 2021 (Sun) at 8:00 am -8:00 pm
The public is invited to join a procession into the site on Saturday, October 30th at 5:30PM.
The traditional music program is created by a team of artists led by Vidal Beltran, featuring:
● The Lico Music Academy, a 24-piece Mexican orchestra
● Live Traditional Musicians
● Ballet Folklorico
● Son Jarocho fandango with Son de Sacramento
● Mojigangas giant puppet performance
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