Pride, community, remembrance. These are some of the most important themes of the Dia de los Muertos. With history rooted in indigenous Mexican culture and the Christian All Saints Day, the festival is a perfect way to capture ideas needed in the East End: pride of where you come from, remembrance of the past, and a sense that we all belong to each other and we need each other.
I was getting excited for this festival that St. Paul’s and the East End Missional Community is helping with, but then this happened. Leo Tanguma, native sun of the East End and fiery muralist, will be coming from Colorado to be present with us. If you don’t know his work, take a stroll down to the county building at 5900 Canal St. And I do mean stroll, this is not something you can just zoom by in your car to fully appreciate.
This year we are anticipating the largest Dia De Los Muertos ever. Want to know more?