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Hollywood Forever’s 20th Day of the Dead Event Was a Visual Feast for Both the Living, and the Dead ~ the L.A. Taco Photo Essay Recap

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]mmigration and the monarch butterflies that symbolize it was the guiding theme at Hollywood Forever’s 20th annual Día de Los Muertos celebration, which took place on Saturday, November 2nd. The Mexican state of Michoacán was the state that was celebrated this year, one of the two cultural heartlands—the other being Oaxaca—in Mexico where the ancient traditions of Dia de Los Muertos have been celebrated the longest and most vibrantly.

Dreamers and the current political climate in the U.S. against immigrants were on display at many of the stunning altars found throughout the largest Día de Los Muertos celebration in the country. More than 40,000 people attended the colorful festival and the headliner Café Tacvba wrapped it all up with a somber set that included the band's softer hits.

Check out our photo essay on the unforgettable day below.

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