Sacramento’s Latino Center of Art and Culture, presents the 9th Annual Panteón de Sacramento, a two-day event celebrating Día de los Muertos. The Panteón de Sacramento is an urban re-creation of a Mexican village with over 50 traditional memorials.
Live music, dance, and spoken word, plus a mercado/marketplace with traditional foods are part of the 48-hour event.
Live programming includes a procession with traditional elements only experienced in small towns and villages in Mexico. They are performed at El Panteón de Sacramento by immigrant cultural groups, these dances and traditions are usually only seen in small towns of Mexico and some southern cities like Oaxaca. El Panteón’s procession is lead by giant street puppets, Mojigangas, made of paper mache by Mexican folk artists. Revelers will experience the lively, ecstatic, and raucous sounds of a 12-piece bandas that are heard in every neighborhood in small towns across southern Mexico.