LatinoLA is in the grips of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday traditionally held on November 1 and 2 which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends, family members and others who have died.
It's gotten so popular that fiestas, art exhibits, concerts and more are already taking place this weekend, including the Rose Hills Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival & Marketplace. Check out our Calendario for other activities.
Are we concerned with the over-commercialization of this rich and spiritual belief? Not as long as the organizers maintain some authenticity and attendees come away with lasting insights on nuestra cultura.
While I have you here, check out my Abelardo de la Peña Jr. blog.