HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES -- Dia de los Muertos festival returns to Hollywood Forever for its 22nd year on Oct. 30.
This year features two separate ticketed events, "Dia de los Muertos" and "Noche de los Muertos," where guests can enjoy cultural performances, art exhibits, culinary vendors, and much more.
This year's theme is the return of Quetzalcatl, the ancient god of the Mayans and Aztecs, who resurrects humankind from the underworld with his own blood.
"The theme of the return of Quetzalcatl is to ponder the idea of resurgence and coming back from you know, such a tumultuous time." Said Gabriel Avila, Director of Dance for LA Day of the Dead.
For co-owner and president of Hollywood Forever, Tyler Cassity, he welcomes the festivities.
"The 18 months that have preceded us have been really tough, and in many ways, it's almost been like day of death every day, on the media in what we read and staying in our homes. So we're emerging from that with hope, and the symbol of our hope this year is Quetzalcatl," said Cassity.