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Día de los Muertos - October 25, 2016
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Incense Altar Folklorico Butterflies
Aztec Dancer Burns Incense Family Altars Honor
Departed Loved Ones
Folklorico Dancer Several hundred children release butterflies

Inglewood Park Cemetery and Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary held our 5th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Sunday, October 25, 2016. This event continues to grow in attendance and popularity.

A blessing was given by the Rev. James K. McKnight of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles.

Remarks were given by Inglewood District 2 Councilman Alex Padilla, CEO & General Manager of Inglewood Park Cemetery, Rick Miller, and President of Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, Todd Beckley.

Entertainment included music and dancers, and food trucks were on hand to feed the attendees. Families made altars in honor of their lost loved ones, and were invited to hang ornaments on the tree of memories. Children enjoyed having their faces painted and participated in arts and crafts.

The highlight of the afternoon was the release of monarch butterflies in recognition of the centuries old Aztec belief that the deceased come back as hummingbirds and butterflies. Monarch butterflies migrate south from Canada each year, arriving in Mexico in the days surrounding November 1, Día de los Muertos.

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