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eternal-valley-memorial-park-newhall-ca-000Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary in Newhall will be hosting the largest, free Dia De Los Muertos event in the Santa Clarita Valley, November 1 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The events at Eternal Valley will take place at the top of the hill, just outside the main office. Eternal Valley is located at 23287 N. Sierra Hwy, Newhall, 91321. Parking will be directed by the LAPD Cadets with golf cart shuttles available from the parking area to the main event.

“We are honored to host this important celebration and to help families and friends remember and celebrate their loved ones,” said Curtis Woods II, General Manager, Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary. “In addition, we are extremely grateful for the generous support and leadership of our committee members, the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the De Mi Sueños Cultural Arts Program.”

Dia De Los Muertos is a celebration practiced in Mexico, in other parts of Latin America and in parts of the United States as a way of bringing families and friends together to remember ancestors and celebrate life and culture. The Dia De Los Muertos Santa Clarita Valley will feature entertainment and activities throughout the day culminating in a service co-celebrated by Father Norm from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Santa Clarita and Capitana Maria E. Soria.

The celebration will include performances by Ballet Folklorico, Danza Azteca, and a Mariachi band. A wide variety of children’s and family activities will be available throughout the afternoon and evening as well as booths with information from local businesses and health care organizations. Food trucks will provide food and beverages for sale.

The Dia De Los Muertos Santa Clarita Valley event is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce, the De Mi Sueños Cultural Arts Program, and Eternal Valley. For more information call 661.299.7684 or email diadelosmuertosscv@gmail.com.

About Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary

Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary (COA184/FD1163) in Newhall, Calif., is a proud Dignity Memorial provider. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call 661.259.0800 or visit www.eternalvalleymemorialpark.com.

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