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Dia de los Muertos Comes to Life With Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies. - Courtesy Photo

Monarch Butterflies. – Courtesy Photo

Rose Hills 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary celebrates the 6th Annual Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival, combining the Dia de los Muertos tradition with the beautiful story of the Monarch butterflies’ migration. Many stories are told of the mystery around the migration of the Monarchs and local people in Mexico believe that the monarchs return as spirits of their loved ones as it coincides with the Dia de los Muertos date. A limited amount of milkweed seed packets will be distributed to help encourage the healthy migration of the Monarchs, courtesy of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This year’s festivities will also include an art exhibit, children’s arts & crafts; a food court and local vendors selling an array of themed crafts. A full program of performances and entertainment will delight attendees of all ages. In addition, families are invited to create their own altar and enter the community altar contest. This year, for all those who like to dress up as a Catrin or Catrina, a special contest will be held. For more information visit www.dayofthedead-rosehills.com.

Free admission on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary Memorial Chapel Garden, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601.

Why go? To share the rich tradition and history of Día de los Muertos, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary hosts the Annual Día de los Muertos Cultural Festival to celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed away. This signature event shares the culture and heritage of Día de los Muertos with all generations. Rose Hills honors the tradition by celebrating with families and friends at their Memorial Park, which is visited by more than 3 million people each year.

October 14, 2015

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