Altars at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Altars and Atmosphere (Part 2)

The Dia De Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever is a cultural experience that is a feast for the senses. The day began at noon with lots of family friendly activities, culminating with several Shaman sunset ceremonies (Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony – Part 1).

Featuring more than 100 altars to the recently departed, once the sun sets, the displays come to life with lighting.

Altars at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever
Altars at Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

A few even feature live models in their displays, like the winner of the “Best Contemporary Altar” below.

Winner of Best Contemporary Altar at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
Winner of Best Contemporary Altar at Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

A “giving” tree was dedicated to author Shel Silverstein and offered a place for guests to post messages to be offered up in a burning ceremony to send the messages to the beyond.

A "Giving Tree" in memory of author Shel Silverstein at Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever
A “giving” tree in memory of author Shel Silverstein at Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

Of course, costumes are also a big part of the night.

Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

Lots of costumes!

Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

Bands performed on three stages until midnight.

Musical group Son Cache performs at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
Musical group Son Cache performs at Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

While everybody danced!

Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever
Costumed characters attend Dia De Los Muertos – Shamanic Visions of the Huichol

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View More Photos From This Event in Part 1: Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony (Part 1)

  • Part 3 – Main Stage Acts up Next!

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