Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the winners of the fourth annual Día de los Muertos art competition, a celebration of art and culture, in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Pasadena Police Foundation, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary and Wife of the Party.
More than 800 students participated, and their artwork highlighted the traditions of Día de los Muertos and artistic talent in numerous art forms, including drawing, face painting, poetry and more.
A tradition in Mexico and Central America that goes back more than 3,000 years, Día de los Muertos is an annual holiday that is now celebrated around the world. A celebration of life and death, the holiday spans two-days, during which it is believed that the spirit world and the real world become one, even if only for a moment. When it comes to traditions, festivities and flowers – we get the appeal. As an organization that’s all about a rose, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses can appreciate that the marigold holds such a prestigious place in this celebration.
Winners of this year’s regional competition were awarded cash prizes and gift cards in three age categories: 4-8, 9-13 and 14-18.
Entertainment and refreshments for the event were provided by the Boys and Girls Club, De la Calle – Tepache, El Portal and Vallarta Supermarkets.
Feliz Día de los Muertos from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.