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Día de los Muertos 2023
Thursday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Join us for an evening of fun while we celebrate el Día de los Muertos. The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Latin-American holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. Enjoy tacos, craft beer & wine, music, festive makeup, and dancing! Attendees must be 21 and over to attend.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a vibrant and deeply meaningful Latin-American holiday celebrated on November 2nd. It is a colorful and joyful commemoration of deceased loved ones, blending indigenous Aztec beliefs with Catholicism. Families create elaborate ofrendas (altars) adorned with marigolds, candles, sugar skulls, and the favorite foods and mementos of the departed, welcoming their spirits back to the world of the living. During this time, cemeteries come alive with lively gatherings, music, and feasts, as families honor and remember their ancestors, believing that death is a natural part of the human journey and that the spirits of the departed continue to influence and guide the living. Día de los Muertos serves as a unique fusion of ancient traditions and contemporary expressions of love and remembrance.
Aviva Family and Children’s Services has flourished for more than 108 years because of our ability to respond and evolve to meet the changing needs of the Los Angeles community. From our modest beginnings in 1915, Aviva has grown exponentially, and now serves more than 6,400 children, youth and families each year.
Aviva's programs bring families back together, promote permanency, and build stronger and more empowered families. Each year we strive to increase our impact, helping the most vulnerable children and their families strengthen family bonds through the work of our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic workforce that reflects the clients and community we serve.