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DIA Y NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS

MAYAHUEL – THE MAGUEY GODDES

10.29.2022

The 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever returns on Saturday October 29th 2022 featuring unique daytime and evening events:

“Dia de los Muertos” & “Noche de los Muertos”

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Dia de los Muertos

9AM GATES OPEN – 3PM EVENT ENDS

THIS IS A DAYTIME EVENT FEATURING A CHILDREN’S PLAZA AND  CULTURAL PERFORMANCES, AS WELL AS ALTARS, ART EXHIBITIONS, AZTECS, FOLKORICO DANCE, TRADITIONAL DANCE, CHILDRENS PLAZA, ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS, AND CULINARY VENDORS.

THE EVENT ENDS AT 3PM WHEN ATTENDEES MUST EXIT THE PARK
THE EVENING EVENT, NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS, IS A DIFFERENT TICKET

DIA TICKETS HERE

CHILDREN’S PLAZA

Bob Baker Marionette Theater 10am • 11am • 12pm • 1pm • 2pm
Face Painting
Food, arts and crafts vendors and more!

ALTARS EXHIBITION

Dozens of spectacular altars throughout the grounds viewable throughout the duration of the event.

MAIN STAGE

Inspiraciones de Danza Mexicana
Estevie
Grupo Folklorico Cielito Lindo
Folklor Mexicano Cielo Rojo
Tradicion Dance Company
Neiya Arts
The Mijas Danza Xicana
Grupo Folklorico Sabor De Mexico

LA CATRINA STAGE

Ampersan
Camila Lima
Laurie Muniz
Martin Espino

AZTECA STAGE

Entertainers to be announced soon!

CATHEDRAL ART EXHIBITION

Artist of the Year: Sabino Guiso
Krisztianna Ortiz • William Cervantes • Norma Rivera • John Galan • Patricia Anders • Inoe Vargas • Barbara Rivera • Karla Wong • Eriberto Aguilera • Sergio Rodriiguez

CEREMONIAL PROCESSION

11am  Starts at Main Gate, proceeding through cemetery, returns to Main Gate

CULINARY VENDORS

Evil Cooks
Mikies Tacos
The Tamale Fiesta
Me Gusta
L.A. TACO – vendors announcing soon

THEME ART OF THE YEAR : Brandon Maldonado

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Noche de los Muertos

5PM GATES OPEN – 12AM EVENT ENDS

THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT FEATURING MUSICAL ARTISTS, AS WELL AS ALTARS, ART EXHIBITIONS, AZTECS, TRADITIONAL DANCE, CULTURAL PERFORMERS, ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS, AND CULINARY VENDORS.

THE EVENT ENDS AT MIDNIGHT
THE DAYTIME EVENT, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, IS A DIFFERENT TICKET

NOCHE TICKETS HERE

MAIN STAGE

Ed Maverick
Hermanos Gutiérrez
Son Rompe Pera
Thee Sacred Souls

EL FANDANGO STAGE

Son Cache
Angel Ng
Alebrijes en Vuelo
Incienso Mulato
Super Jem
Armija
Cunao
Ballet Eterna Juventud
Alas de Mujer

AZTECA STAGE

Entertainers to be announced soon.

CATHEDRAL ART EXHIBITION

Artist of the Year: Sabino Guiso @sabinoguisu
Krisztianna Ortiz • William Cervantes • Norma Rivera • John Galan • Patricia Anders • Inoe Vargas • Barbara Rivera • Karla Wong • Eriberto Aguilera • Sergio Rodriiguez

CULINARY VENDORS

Evil Cooks
Mikies Tacos
The Tamale Fiesta
Me Gusta
L.A. TACO – vendors announcing soon

THEME ART OF THE YEAR : Brandon Maldonado

 

MORE ABOUT THE 2022 THEME

Mayahuel – The Maguey Goddess

Mayahuel is the Aztec Goddess of Fertility, the Maguey (Agave), and the ruler of the 8th day and the 8th year. She brings us Love, Magic, and Transformation. She has dominion over Earth, the Night Sky, hallucinations, and intoxications: the Centzon Totochtin, 400 Drunken Rabbit Gods, are her children.

Mayahuel’s ancient gifts of the Maguey to the Aztecs included food, shelter, drink, medicine, soap, cloth, thread, needle, baskets, blankets, and paper. Her thorns were used as ritual bloodletting instruments.

Psychologists lately confirm what the Aztecs always knew: Mayahuel eases our grief and comforts our miseries with her gifts of Mezcal and pulque, the transformative foaming “honey water”, sometimes containing mushrooms, consumed by the Aztecs during spiritual ceremonies and festivals, agricultural blessings, weddings, and fertility rites.

One of Mayahuel’s legends begins when Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god, falls in love at first sight with her as he ascends to the Heavens to battle her evil grandmother, Tzitimitl, a celestial monstress swallowing light into swirling darkness and feeding on the souls of human sacrifices.

Infuriated by the sparks of their passion, evil Tzitimitl pursues the Lovers back to Earth and upon discovering Mayahuel disguised as a tree, rips her granddaughter into a thousand shreds.

Grief stricken, Quetzalcoatl kills Tzitimitl, gathers Mayahuel’s scattered remains and buries them. Heartbroken, he stands guard at her grave as his tears fall on the remains of his murdered beloved. Touched by his sorrows, the other gods add hallucinogenic mushrooms to his pulque to comfort him.

Fed by his tears and their enduring love, the first Maguey (agave) plant sprouts on Mayahuel’s grave. The sweet sap of the agave is evermore the blood of the Goddess – producing pulque and mezcal to forever lesson our miseries and lift our grief.

This Día de los Muertos 2022, we acknowledge the griefs and miseries of recent years as we gather celebrate the Gifts of Mayahuel and summon better days.

 

PROGRAMMING FOR DIA Y NOCHE VARY

PLEASE SEE TICKETING PAGES FOR DETAILS

TICKET PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

* LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME *
* NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES *
* RAIN OR SHINE *
* 5 AND UP REQUIRE TICKETS *
* NO PETS *
* NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK *
* NO CHAIRS *

PLEASE NOTE: Our All Souls Mass and Procession – Forever Luz – will still occur. This event is for property owners and their families. Please contact your counselor or our reception for more information.