"Day of the Dead” Festival at
Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has a great festival every year near Halloween time celebrating the important Mexican holiday called “Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos in Spanish). We strongly recommend this because we’ve enjoyed it very much in previous years. And it’s free!
Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
This festival is an important way to see and learn something about Mexican culture and music and dance. Usually there are some interesting foods and Mexican sweets you can buy.
Dancing at the Festival
“Day of the Dead” is a national holiday in Mexico when people get together to remember and pray for friends and family members who have died. Skulls are common symbols of this holiday. You can see examples in some of these pictures.
A dancing couple
Dia de los Muertos
Bowers Museum is in northern Santa Ana, not far from the 17th Street exit of the 5 Freeway:
This free event is mostly in the courtyardoutside the museum.

In 2016, the festival is from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday Nov. 6.