Events by David Rosa & Lalalu Mexican Art have joined forces once again to co-produce our 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Benefit Festival in Washington, DC, to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, located at Congressional Cemetery, for the purpose of raising money to help reunite children separated from their families due to the current Immigration Reform.
Please note that this event is a non-political event, but simply a call to assist those who cannot help themselves – the children.
Due to recent legislative actions, thousands of children have been torn away from their parents, and held in “holding facilities” thousands of miles away for undetermined amounts of times. During this process, numerous children have been temporarily placed in the care of Social Services, here in the United States; however, proper identification and documentation has not followed them, leaving a great number of them “lost” in the very system that they have been assigned to. Therefore, we have put together this event, in hopes of raising awareness, as well as gathering the needed funds to assist in the reunification of these separated families.
100% of the proceeds of this event go to reuniting children separated from their families due to the current Immigration Reform.
THE HISTORY OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is a festive Mexican holiday where family and friends come together in fellowship to remember and celebrate the lives of their passed loved ones, by building altars, holding candlelight vigils, while partaking in the favorite music, foods, drinks, and items of the deceased.
Traditionally, this holiday celebrates the memory of children on November 1st and adults on November 2nd. Living relatives and friends gather in the streets of the communities, the homes of loved ones, and the cemeteries where their loved ones have been laid to rest.
Our mission is to share the true meaning and tradition of the holiday with all cultures since, no matter our differences or ethnic backgrounds, each and every one of us have loved ones to remember and honor. In death, we are all the same, and we wish to share this custom with the metropolitan area.
Bring pictures, belongings, and the favorite foods of their loved ones to lay on one of the vibrantly-decorated altars that will be constructed on location. The event will be geared towards guests of all ages and backgrounds throughout the DC, MD and VA area.
**As a special thanks for those who came out in support to last year's event, we would like to offer you a special discount on this year's ticket. Please email us for your Promo Code!**
The event will feature a number of family-friendly events to include face-painting, live art, sugar skull painting, live mannequins, candle vigils, the sounds of Mariachi bands and other local vocal artists, various live performances, a feature performance, Latin DJs, authentic Latin cuisine, food vendors, photo walls, traditional customary activities, and more.
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We are reaching out to as many individuals, cultural organizations, local businesses, artists, performers, sponsors and vendors as possible to see who may be interested in becoming an event sponsor and/or donating their services, products, time and/or network, in hopes of making this event an unforgettable, citywide experience for all those who attend. We hope that you would be interested in participating.
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