Division 9 Gallery & Ballet Folklórico de Riverside present—Riverside Day of the Dead, honoring those whom we have loved and lost, the colorful cultural celebration of Día de los Muertos will come alive once again in historical downtown Riverside, Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1-10PM. The 14th annual anniversary of this traditional Mexican festival is held on every first Saturday in November from 1 pm to 10 pm; celebrated with food, art, music, dance and most importantly, the beautifully decorated and personalized altars honoring loved ones that have passed.
Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican cultural event, invoking ancient customs and rituals, celebrating the cycle of life and death with reverence and respect. The origins of this modern Mexican holiday may be traced to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years including an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has since spread throughout the world, and has become a cherished tradition for honoring the dead.
This event is a FREE family friendly event, no smoking or alcohol will be allowed. We ask all who attend to please respect this, in order for this event to have longevity in historical downtown Riverside.