HOLLYWOOD FOREVER KICKED OFF THEIR DIA DE LOS MUERTOS QUINCEAÑERA WITH A CATRINA FASHION SHOW AND MARIACHI DIVAS
Monday, October 27, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – A pre-Día de Los Muertos media reception was held this past Friday at Hollywood Forever to kick off their 15th annual celebration. Hollywood Forever is one of the oldest memorial parks in Los Angeles and home to the Dia de Los Muertos annual event, the largest celebration of its kind in the country. This year’s festivities, hosted by Univision’s Jackie Guerrido and Ricardo Quintero, will take place on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 12pm until 12am at Hollywood Forever located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Tickets are now on sale at hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com
At Friday’s pre-Dia de los Muertos reception members of the press were invited to experience some of the most beautiful and elaborate altar designs and catrina displays by local artists Ricardo Soltero and Luis Villanueva. Press were also invited to take part in the quinceanera court of honor and learn to waltz with choreographer Gabriel Avila who was on hand to teach the traditional quinceañera dance. Additionally, the Catrina Fashion Show impressed everyone in attendance with spectacular dresses provided by designer Diego Medel of Pink Horses.
A quinceañera would not be a celebration without cake, food, drinks and music; as part of the celebration, guests listened to the sounds of traditional Son Jarocho music by Tenocelomeh, sipped on spirits provided by El Jimador Tequila, savored the authentic taste of Jalisco style tacos by Jalisco Taco Grill and sampled delicious quinceañera cake by April’s Cakes.
For the grand finale guests were invited to stay for a special performance by GRAMMY Award winners Mariachi Divas.
Sponsors of this years Dia de los Muertos include Vons, AT&T, Heineken and El Jimador Tequila. Because safety is always top of mind, Hollywood Forever and El Jimador Tequila have partnered with Uber to offer a $25.00 discount for first-time Uber users. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit:https://get.uber.com/go/ddlm2014 and enter code: ddlm2014.
Additionally, Hollywood Forever wishes to thank Padrinos de Vestido y de Muñeca, Pink Horses, Padrinos de Zapatos, Fashionably Hurt and Padrinos de Pastel, April’s Cakes for their support of the Dia de los Muertos Quinceañera.
Admission to the event is $20 – children under 8 and seniors over 65 are FREE until 4pm. To pre-purchase tickets and avoid lines day of the event, please go to: hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com
About Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever is a cemetery unlike any other in the world. One of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Founded in 1899, the cemetery was an integral part of the growth of early Hollywood. Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today. The cemetery of choice for most of the founders of Hollywood’s great studios, as well as writers, directors, and, performers, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more of Hollywood’s greatest stars.