I had the opportunity to spend a Día de los Muertos celebration at Nestlé again this year, what a great event! What I like the most is that I keep learning more and more about Día de los Muertos.
This time we had the wonderful host Daniel Galo, he’s an expert on Día de los Muertos. He explained the history of the holiday and he also wrote and acted a wonderful Caravela. Calaveras are special poems that people write for this day, they usually write them for friends or family and they are funny.
They set up a huge altar (check out the photos along the post) and they had actors and everything. It was a full day well spent with Abuelita and Nescafé Café de Olla, delicious food and blogger friends!
We also had the opportunity to participate in 2 activities:
- Decorate a shrine
- Make Pan de Muertos (Sweet Day of the Dead bread)
Kathy from Crafty Chica brought some beautifully painted shrines and we just had to decorate them, this was SO fun! I wanted to stay there crafting the whole day away! There wasn’t enough time and I wasn’t able to finish it but we got more glue and glitter and little ornaments to continue at home. This was perfect because it helped me start our altar this year, which I’ll show you later in another post.
Nestlé will be sponsoring the 14th annual Día de los Muertos event at the historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on November 2 and they will be creating a huge Day of the Dead altar. The event looks awesome!
Disclosure: This is not a paid post. Nestlé invited me to spend a day at the event. All opinions, ideas, and stories are 100% my own.
Tuve la oportunidad de nuevo de ir a la celebración del día de los muertos de Nestlé hace poco este año, que evento tan chévere! Lo que más me gusta es que cada vez que voy aprendo más del día de los muertos.
Esta vez tuvimos de nuevo al maravilloso anfitrión Daniel Galo, el es un experto del día de los muertos. Nos explicó un poco de la historia de este día y también escribió una Caravela (literaria) la cual nos recitó. Las calaveras son poemas especiales que se escriben el día de los muertos para familiares o amigos y son usualmente cómicas.
- Decorar un altarcito
- Hacer pan de muerto
Nestlé está patrocinando el decimocuarto evento de Día de los Muertos en el histórico cementerio de Hollywood Forever en Los Ángeles el 2 de noviembre, y crearán un altar inmenso. Se ve muy chévere ese evento!
Aclaratoria: Este post no ha sido pagado. Nestlé me invitó a disfrutar de este evento todo el día. Todas las opiniones, ideas e historias son 100% mías.
MAYIOctober 30, 2013 at 1:44 am
Nunca habia visto tantas cosas raras, bonitas, y coloridas. Y el que no podia faltar Nescafe, y el chocolate la abuelita.
ElviraOctober 30, 2013 at 4:16 am
Que lindo todo lo que vieron y aprendieron ese dia. Mucho color flores y ..calaveras…
ftdr suzanne lopezAugust 2, 2017 at 4:19 am
not clear, can you buy the little nichos, are they naked or painted? what is the cost? Please advise, I will go to san diego this month Id like to stop by and see you not sure where you are.My cell is 505 306 8381
Dariela CruzAugust 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Hi Suzanne! This was an activity we did that day at the event. The nichos were made by Crafty Chica and we painted and decorated them. I’m sorry to say I don’t sell them! But that’s a great idea, to find those ready to paint would be awesome!!
Martha JarvisApril 23, 2018 at 1:16 am
It would be nice if the word “caravela” could be striken out of the blog…the correct word is CALAVERA…..
Dariela CruzApril 28, 2018 at 8:13 am
Thanks for letting me know, I corrected it!
TerryAugust 16, 2018 at 8:05 am
Checkout Artelexia on Ray St. in North Park, San Diego. Collecting items for my ofrenda this year which will be bigger than last year.
Ana Lorena UnibeMay 4, 2019 at 9:13 am
So happy that you Americans enjoy this celebration. I’m Mexican and LOVE it! Now I live in a very traditional city very close to the place that inspired the movie Coco. Few minutes from my place the make many art crafts for this date, mostly clay Catrinas. If you need some information let me know and I could answer. 🙂