Dia de los Muertos Festival Draws Crowds to Oakdale Memorial

The inaugural event at the cemetery celebrated the lives of deceased loved ones with music, performances, face-painting and an altar contest.

Oakdale Memorial Park celebrated its first Dia de los Muertos Festival Sunday, drawing large crowds and cars filling nearly every available parking space.

The event was in honor of the Mexican holiday on Nov. 1, which celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones with music, festive dance and decorative altars.

Visitors painted their faces in the traditional skull face, browsed vendors selling Mexican-themed art and merchandise, and watched mariachi, ballet folklorio and Aztec performances.

Altars decked out with sugar skulls, photos, and favorite items of deceased loved ones were also on display.

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