Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Dia de los muertos at Fairhaven

Fairhaven Memorial Park to Host Third Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration 

Hundreds gather at free event on Sunday, Nov. 2 to remember friends and family members

Orange County residents will gather at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary for its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, a family-friendly event to honor the lives of those who have passed. A vibrant memorial service, featuring a traditional offertory, music and art, will be held to pray for and remember the lives of friends and family members. Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved ones to place at the colorful altars. Complimentary pan de muerto and chocolate will be provided by El Indio Tortilleria, Inc.

Believed to be one of the few days a year when loved ones who have passed return to visit, Dia de los Muertos – also known as Day of the Dead – is celebrated annually on Nov. 2. Traditionally, loved ones create altars that include food, flowers, photos and articles that belonged to, or had special meaning, to the deceased.

When: Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m.

Where: Fairhaven Memorial Park at 1702 E Fairhaven Ave  , in Santa Ana, CA 92705

  • Hundreds of community members celebrating, and remembering, loved ones
  • Colorful Mexican native dances and music
  • Entertainment provided by Mariachi Morales & Relampago del Cielo
  • Altars adorned with food, flowers, photos and sentimental items
  • Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary
  • Memorial service officiants: Deacon Jerry De Santas from Immaculate Heart of Mary & Deacon Luis Gallardo from Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church

About Fairhaven:

Founded in 1911 by Oliver Halsell to provide a peaceful and comforting place for families to honor their loved ones, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary is Orange County’s most historic and beautiful memorial parks. Additional information is available at

Media Contact: Dawn Mead,, 714-426-0444



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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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