|Winners of the costume contest at |
LA Day of The Dead 2014: Jesus Pineda and Melanie Gutierrez!
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration that is a time when families celebrate, and remember their deceased loved ones past life. This is a day when the living may welcome back the spirits of their loved ones for another day together.
For the past 15 years, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery has been Los Angeles' own Día de los Muertos celebration for thousands of people. There are over 100 altars on display each year throughout the cemetery. This year, one of which, was created by a group of Otis students honoring American Writers such as Hunter Thompson, Shel Silverstein, and Ray Bradbury.
|Our class' completed altar|
This is a project that the Modern Mysticism and the Afterlife class, taught by the one and only, Heather Joseph-Witham, had been working on all semester and finally showcased directly in front of the Otis obelisk (the memorial of Harrison Gray Otis, the original Otis Owl, for his wife). The event lasted all day from noon until midnight.
|The opening procession of the festival inspired by the theme of |
The Shamanic Visions of the Huichol
|Gods Eyes being carried throughout the procession|
|The Opening Altar for the Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|An altar for Johnny Ramone of The Ramones|
Here are some of the other altars:
|The Otis Altar at Night|
- Brittany -