SACRAMENTO, CA – Culminating the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertosfestivities this year,La Raza Galería Posada, Sacramento’s Latino art and cultural center, brings the Panteon de Sacramento (Sacramento’s Cemetery) to life.This isa two day/night outdoor display of fifty large, colorful altares. The altares will be available for public viewing on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30. Families, individuals, area artists and local not for profit organizations will build the altares for public display.Theatre, music, poets and children’s workshops are all part of the two-day event. In Sacramento, Día de los Muertos has been celebrated since the early 1970s, commensurate with the Galería’s founding in 1972, 39 years ago.
Video updated with corrections October 27, 2011.