Catrina and Altar contests to honor Day of the Dead

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As has become tradition in recent years, “Rodeo Drive/Los Curios” (Calle 32) will set the stage for Catrina and Altar contests set to take place on Friday and Saturday evenings. The celebrations, which start at 5 pm each evening, are open to the general public in honor of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

On November 2nd, the infamous “Rodeo Drive/Los Curios” area will be host to a Day of the Dead Altar contest, with each elaborate altar competing against the others.

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Altars are usually set up in remembrance of a loved one, a friend, or even a passed celebrity, and contest guidelines include specific rules, such as: the use of traditional, and or regional elements, and ensuring the altar must be to the “liking” of the deceased who is being honored.  One again, a panel of judges will select the winning altars, who will also receive cash prizes (15,000 pesos to first place, 10,000 pesos to second, and 5,000 pesos to third).

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This year’s Mexican Catrina contest will be held on November 3rd and consist of only 2 categories: Infant category, ages 1 – 12, and General category, ages 12 on.  Contestants will go down a runway in front of judges who will then choose the three costume winners. All three places will be rewarded with cash prizes from private companies.

On both days of this event, traditional Mexican food accompanies Mexican art & culture for the attendee’s pleasure.

For more information, please call the following local numbers:

383 3323, 388 6375. Cel. 638 380 6098

Or an e-mail: arteculturapp@gmail.com

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