The smell of tacos al pastor and the sound of mariachi music filled the air along Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach Saturday night.
The caravan will kick off on at 14th Street and Pacific Avenue next the Washington Middle School from 10 a.m. to noon.
On the menu through Nov. 1, Gusto’s Pan de Muerto, or Bread of the Dead, is a sourdough sweet bread made especially for the day of remembrance.
The goal of the event is to connect the diverse population of Long Beach through a cultural and educational social event, organizers said.
The celebration featured musical and cultural performances.
Grammy-winning Latin band La Santa Cecilia will headline First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez’s popular Dia De Los Muertos celebration set for Saturday, November 4.
Downtown Long Beach’s Pine Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets will be transformed on November 5 into the Mexican cultural celebration of Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Last Saturday, Councilmember Lena Gonzalez closed down parts of traffic in downtown Long Beach for the Second Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in Long Beach. The Post was there to capture the long-celebrated Mexican holiday.
On Saturday, November 7, Pine Avenue will close to traffic between Sixth and Seventh streets, in preparation for the Second Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration in Long Beach. The long-celebrated Mexican holiday, with its signature skull iconography, will be presented by Councilmember Lena Gonzalez in the First District on Pine Avenue from 5:00PM to 10:00PM.
For Councilmember Lena Gonzalez, visiting Mexico often on Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with her abuelita offered her insight into her culture and allowed her to celebrate the lives of past family members.