Fuerza de la Mujer

NOV 2-3 FREE • ALL AGES

2019

DIA

DE LOS

MUERTOS

PACOIMA

 

Saturday,Nov 2

12-9pm

Sunday, Nov 3

12-6pm

PACOIMA CITY HALL

13520 Van Nuys Blvd

Pacoima, CA

THEME

Fuerza

de la

Mujer

2019

Celebrating Womanhood Through Heritage

 

The heart of this Dia de los Muertos festival pays tribute to feminine strength through rich
tradition. We celebrate our heritage and honor the stories of our ancestors.

 

Dia de los Muertos features Latinx artists and entertainers, authentic food, a catrina contest, and Local artists and artisans celebrating and honoring the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS DECONSTRUCTED

An integral part of Mexican tradition, Dia De Los Muertos festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy while demonstrating love and respect for deceased family members and loved ones.

 

Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

SCHEDULE  OF ACTIVITIES

 

Celebrate the Dia De Los Muertos tradition with your very own Catrina costume!  Come dressed up and get your face painted at the event!

Ongoing

Face Painting

City Hall Main Plaza

Shop from handmade and local artisans in the DIA ART MARKET!  From one of a kind artwork to crafts, gifts and more, support local and handmade!

Ongoing

Art Market & Community Resources

Van Nuys Blvd

Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased.  Authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar, decorated with feathers, colored beads, foiled and icing. The name of a deceased loved one would often be written on the skull's forehead and then placed on the altar.

City Hall Main Plaza

1-3pm

Sugar Skull Decorating

Kid's Pavillion

(16 & Under)

Become a PINATA PRO!  Every child will receive a "make your own pinata kit" and be guided through the making of the structure and decoration.  Makers will be able to take their pinatas home with them!

City Hall Main Plaza

1-3pm

Make Your Own Pinata

Kid's Pavillion

(16 & Under)

The objective of the workshop is to get a deeper understanding of what death or Miquiztli represented for various indigenous peoples of Mesa america (Mexico and Central America). You will analyze Nahuatl (“Aztec”) terms and precolonia books (codices) to interpret the ancestral meaning of “death”.

4-5pm

Ancestral Knowledge

Media  Room

Learn how to make papel picado designs to hang above or on your altar, in your room or office. All materials will be provided!

City Hall Main Plaza

4-5:30

Papel Picado

Kid's Pavillion

(16 & Under)

SATURDAY

Ongoing

Art Market & Community Resources

Shop from handmade and local artisans in the DIA ART MARKET!  From one of a kind artwork to crafts, gifts and more, support local and handmade!

Van Nuys Blvd

Ongoing

Face Painting

Celebrate the Dia De Los Muertos tradition with your very own Catrina costume!  Come dressed up and get your face painted at the event!

City Hall Main Plaza

1-1:45pm

Procession from Church to City Hall

Meet at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church right after Sunday mass at 1pm and join the procession to Pacoima City Hall! 

Van Nuys Blvd

12-2:30

Prayer Candle Decorating

The flame represents eternal life, and often certain scents are used to lure the dead. Painting, glittering and decorating prayer candles is a tradition and we invite you to join us in making your own!

City Hall Main Plaza

Kid's Pavillion (16 & Under)

2:30-5

Make Your Own Floral Crown

Learn how to make your own headpiece. If you decide to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos by dressing up, you’re going to need a floral crown to finish your look. It’s an essential part of any Dia De Los Muertos outfit.

City Hall Main Plaza

3:45pm

Catrina Contest

Win prizes for the best Catrina in town!  The DIA Catrina Contest is open to all ages and genders, families and pets!

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

Van Nuys Blvd

SUNDAY

Food

Manzanitas

HQ BBQ

Coco's Catering

Taquitos y Mas

Kettle Corn

Lemonade & Corn Dog

Chiloso Gummy Bears

 

ART EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS

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Curated by 11:11 A Creative Collective, an immersive, mixed media group installation will be on display in the City Hall Gallery.  Featuring  Latinx artists whose work reflects identity, matriarchal heritage and the elemental pillars of womanhood.

MORE INFO >

Fuerza De La Mujer

Handmade and costume and scuplture created by @catrinadivinaofficial

Catrina Divina

Curated by Manny Velazquez,  this outdoor, large scale installation honors the mother of Mexican feminism, Frida Kahlo.

Frida Group

Installation

The altars on display at DIA 2019 honor the matriarchy.  This year we pay homage to our female lineage, with traditional sugar skulls, papel picado , flowers, incense and more!

Community

Altars

City Hall will be filled with paper flowers, flags, archways, catrinas and more! All handmade by local east valley artists.

Artwork and

Archways

Walk through masterpieces as you head up to the next workshop, music performance or art exhibit! Enjoy chalk art by some of the best chalk artists in town!

featuring:

Lysa Ashley

Jennifer Ripassa

Naomi Duben

Chalk

Alley

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday

Sunday

7:30pm

These Handsome Devils

6pm

La Sonora Dinamita

4pm

Sarah Morgan

2pm

Black Outs

12 noon

Frank Giron Band

4pm

Banda La Pegadora

2pm

Anything For Salinas

12pm

NUBES: Tributo a Caifanes

 

Register to participate:

Catrina Contest

 

Submit your information to register to be part  of the 2019

Catrina Contest!

 

CONTEST IS HELD SUNDAY @ 3:45 ON THE MAIN STAGE.

Please arrive 20 minutes before for check in.

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FAQs

• HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Its free! The workshops are free, the entertainment is free. If you want to eat or shop, bring cash or a credit card!

• WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated event parking, so parking can be kind of challenging.  We definitely recommend rideshare, uber or lift or public transportation! Regular street parking and laws will apply for the duration of the event.

 

• CAN MY DOG COME?

Yes!

• WHERE IS IT?

This event is held at On Van Nuys Blvd in front and inside of Pacoima City Hall - 13520 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima

• HOW CAN I HELP PROMOTE?

WOW! Thanks for asking! CLICK HERE to download the official event flyers for Instagram and Facebook and share, share, SHARE!

• WHAT IS THE LINEUP OF EVENTS, BANDS AND WORKSHOPS?

Scroll up and see the complete event timeline!

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• I HAVE A QUESTION THAT WASN'T LISTED HERE!

No worries, shoot us an email using the form at the very bottom of this page and we'll answer it as soon as we can!

 

CONTACT

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ACTIVITIES

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MUSIC LINEUP

ART EXHIBITS

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