Chapel of the Chimes Hayward celebrates ‘Day of the Dead’.
Dia de los Muertos 2019
November 02, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, more than 500 guests are expected to attend the festival to witness and participate in the time-honored rituals of ‘Dia de Los Muertos.’
Experience a traditional blessing of the altar (Ollin Anahuac Traditional Aztec Dance Group); presentation of the altar (Julia Villarreal);
folkloric dancers (Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School;
DJ performance by Alex O. de Leon;
sugar skull decorating for children;
and a complimentary lunch for the community.
The ancient Hispanic grave-decorating tradition is conducted every fall to celebrate the deceased and encourage visits by their souls.
The event is free and open to the public.
Come out with your family Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm and enjoy:
11:00 -DJ Performance (DJ Alex O. de Leon)
11:30- Blessing of the Alter (Ollin Anahuac Traditional Aztec Dance Group)
12:00- Presentation and History of Altar (Julia Villarreal)
12:30 pm Complimentary Lunch (while supplies last)
1:00 pm: DJ Performance (DJ Alex O. de Leon)
2:00 pm: Folkloric Dancers- James Logan High School Arts
2:30 – 4:30 pm: DJ Performance (DJ Alex O. de Leon)
* Complimentary traditional lunch served from 12:30 PM until 4 PM (while supplies last)
* Face painting from 11 AM to 2 PM
* Sugar Skull decorating for children from 11 am until 2 PM (while supplies last)
History & Meaning
A Latin-American custom, the belief is that the dead would be insulted by mourning and sadness. Therefore, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties and activities the loved one enjoyed in life.
Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience. On this day, it’s believed that the dead are also part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share in the celebrations with their loved ones.
For more information call (510) 400-7589