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11th Annual Dia De Los Muertos

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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La Vista Memorial Park is proud to present the 11th Annual Dia de los Muertos Experience on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

An inspiring tradition honoring and reuniting with lost loved ones.

Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is rooted in centuries of Aztec culture. It’s a celebration to honor the dearly departed based on the belief that during this time the spirits of the departed return to visit the living. That’s a cause for celebration!

Just imagine that a long-lost friend or relative is returning after a long absence. You’d welcome them with their favorite things: food and drink, photos and cherished mementos of times you’ve shared.

At La Vista, we have incorporated every traditional element to highlight how Dia de los Muertos is celebrated today in various regions of Mexico and beyond. This year we are honored to present legendary world-class recording group, “La Sonora Dinamita,” to help lead us in celebration and honor our families.

Get ready to admire a beautiful display of elaborate altars created by families; experience a show-stopping runway of participants dressed as skeletal Catrinas, and view a wide variety of eye-popping folk art.

In greatest appreciation to Southwest Airlines, our official airline, you will also see national and international artisans demonstrating their crafts and offering one-of-a- kind art works for sale. You will also see a stunning carpet made from sawdust, an incredible art form from Huamantla, Tlaxcala, made by artisans known for the biggest and best sawdust carpets in Mexico. The amazing work – traditionally used for processions – has multiple layers of color.

With La Vista love we build an extraordinary community altar, surrounded by food offerings and a variety of artistic features, where all of our guests are welcome to add the picture of their own departed loved one.

This is a one-of-a-kind loving experience inside our La Vista cemetery grounds that takes on even greater meaning when shared with family and friends. We provide an authentic venue in which this ancient tradition is authentically celebrated, observed and preserved for many years to come.

We take pride in welcoming you.

Advance Tickets on Sale Now !!

Organizer

Luisa McCarthy
Phone:
619-475-7770
Email:
events@lavistamemorialpark.com

Venue

La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary
3191 Orange Street
National City, CA 91950 United States
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Phone:
619-475-7770
  • Este parque cementerio lo tiene todo...
    "Cuenta con una vista del mar hacia el Este y con una vista espectacular de las montañas al Oeste y al Sur. Este parque cementerio lo tiene todo."
    — Louise (La Mesa, CA)
  • An integral part of the fabric of our community...
    "For over a century La Vista Memorial Park was always considered just a cemetery, but now it has become an integral part of the fabric of our community. It has become the place where we all can come to celebrate, individually and as a community, loved ones both present and departed. The Memorial Day and Dia de los Muertos celebrations are indeed highlights that are among those things that have transformed a community necessity into a wonderful community asset!"
    — The Honorable Ron Morrison (National City)
  • This park has it all...
    "Ocean views to the West, spectacular mountain views to the East and South. This park has it all."
    — Louise (La Mesa, CA)
  • Their compassion and generosity made our last moments with our loved ones feel beautiful...
    "My grandfather, father and sister are all laid to rest at La Vista Memorial Park. It is during life’s most difficult times that we must rely on others who have knowledge to help. In my personal experience La Vista has constantly went above and beyond the limits with their superior and excellent service, their compassion and generosity made our last moments with our loved ones feel beautiful. There are no words to express our sincere gratitude during one of the lowest times in our lives. The caring and compassion they showed helped to ease the pain of the entire funeral decision making process each time."
    — Josie Clark (Bonita, CA)
  • I’m deeply grateful for every little detail La Vista took to make our experience in my dad’s final send off perfect...
    "We never want to talk about death but it is most certainly something we will face sooner or later. Luckily my parents are of a different mind-set and had taken care of all the final arrangements down the minimal of details, so there was no stress on the days following my dad’s passing. I had just returned home to Texas a few days prior to his passing. La Vista staff contacted me and asked if I would like to use their Hacienda Hall for a family private viewing of my father. At first I was unsure. They suggested I sleep on it. The next day, I said yes. It is a time that I will cherish forever. My husband and I got to visit with my dad one final time before his mass the following day. The Hacienda Hall was absolutely beautiful, cozy, even heavenly, not sad or cold and impersonal like your average funeral viewing rooms. They facilitated a very special final good-by with my dad whom I love dearly. I’m deeply grateful for every little detail La Vista took to make our experience in my dad’s final send off perfect. Thank you for doing what you do."
    — Valerie Juarez (Pair, Texas)
  • El equipo de profesionales de La Vista nos ayudo durante estos momentos tan difíciles...
    "No sabíamos por donde empezar a buscar cuando nos enfrentamos con la perdida inesperada de un familiar. El equipo de profesionales de La Vista nos ayudo durante estos momentos tan difíciles y estamos muy satisfechos con las decisiones que tomamos y fue cuando comparamos con otras personas las experiencias que tuvieron en este tipo de situación que nos dimos cuenta del empeño que pone La Vista."
    — Marie ( La Jolla, CA)
  • It is a pleasure to work hand in hand in a united effort to showcase the founding Kimball family and the history since 1868...
    "Lady Janice Martinelli and National City Historical Society are eternally grateful to La Vista Memorial Park for their dedication to Historic Preservation. “It is a pleasure to work hand in hand in a united effort to showcase the founding Kimball family and the history since 1868”."
    — Lady Janice Martinelli (President of the National City Historical Society)
  • The team at La Vista helped us through a very difficult time...
    "We didn't know where to start when faced with an unexpected loss in our family. The team at La Vista helped us through a very difficult time and we are so pleased with the choices we made. Only after comparing our experiences with others did we realize what a value La Vista provides."
    — Marie (La Jolla, CA)
  • me siento en paz sabiendo que mi familia no tendrá que tomar este tipo de decisiones...
    "Como me hubiera gustado haber tomado la decisión de hacer arreglos previos antes...fue tan fácil y me siento en paz sabiendo que mi familia no tendrá que tomar este tipo de decisiones."
    — Jim (El Cajon, CA)
  • My new friends at La Vista made it happen...
    "I wanted to give my family something special and eternal... My new friends at La Vista made it happen."
    — Greg (San Diego, CA)
  • I am comforted knowing my family will not have to make these decisions on their own...
    "I only wish I had taken care of my preplanning arrangements earlier... it was so easy and I am comforted knowing my family will not have to make these decisions on their own."
    — Jim (El Cajon, CA)
  • The South Bay is fortunate to have business leaders like La Vista...
    "Who thinks of a cemetery as a key center of a community’s cultural life? Probably no one-unless they know about La Vista. Their efforts to preserve the region’s history; to reach out to military veterans, young and old, and honor their service; and to carry on a proud Mexican tradition with an annual Dia de los Muertos celebration for the entire community. … all set La Vista apart. The South Bay is fortunate to have business leaders like La Vista who appreciate the importance of community service."
    — Charles Reilly (San Diego)
  • Con la ayuda de mis nuevos amigos en La Vista pude realizar este deseo....
    "Yo deseaba darle a mi familia algo muy especial y eterno... Y con la ayuda de mis nuevos amigos en La Vista pude realizar este deseo."
    — Greg (San Diego, CA)
  • We recommend others to pre-plan their burial arrangements...
    "We recommend others to pre-plan their burial arrangements. My husband and I have been talking about pre-planning our funeral and burial so our son doesn't have this burden on his shoulder. Through experience, it is very hard on the surviving family members. The hurt is tremendous."
    — The Nichols Family