Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Viva La Vida begins on Saturday: Learn how to make traditional three-tiered altar and more details below.


First, a brief recap about upcoming events.

Here in the City of Lake Worth Viva La Vida is in preparation for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead; not to be confused with Halloween on Oct. 31st). A proper Viva La Vida altar has three levels and a diagram is below. And this year is special. A portion of the entry fee will go towards a contest for “Best Altar” and other prizes!

Last year Palm Beach Daily News writer Carla Trivino penned the definitive account about the festival Day of the Dead coming up on November 3rd. That and more information can be found by using this link: this year’s Día de los Muertos will be the 3rd annual festival of Central American culture which has become a special part of our City and regional identity in Central Palm Beach County — an annual event celebrated by everyone — no matter which of the seven continents one hails from.

So without further ado, begin making plans to visit this little City to honor and celebrate the lives of the dead, two of the most sacred festivals in Central American culture: Viva La Vida and Día de los Muertos.

Viva La Vida celebrates
the Souls of Children.


Click on image to enlarge, the levels
of an altar and the meaning:

Once again: the celebration Viva La Vida begins Oct. 20th and continues for two weeks until Día de los Muertos. More details below.


Click on image. Learn more about
the “Structure of the Altar”:

Día de los Muertos: Para más información o oportunidades de venta llaman 561-493-2550.
Or contact Emily Theodossakos, LULA’s Marketing Program Manager by email: etheodossakos@lakeworth.org

The Basics about Viva La Vida:

When is it celebrated?

The Viva La Vida celebration is from October 20th–November 3rd. The Souls of Children are believed to visit the Earth from October 31st–November 1st.

What is the cost?

The entry fee is $20 per altar. Half of the proceeds will go towards the “Best Altar” contest winner.

Where is the Viva La Vida Altar Exhibit?

The exhibit will be located at The HATCH, 1121 Lucerne Ave. 


More information about Central American culture and religion from The Interfaith Prayer Book: “Reading of Popul Vuh”.


My grandmothers, grandfathers,
And however many souls of the dead there may be,
You who speak with the Heart of Sky and Earth,
May all of you together give strength
To the reading I have undertaken.


Video from 1st Annual Festival of Día de los Muertos here in this City of Lake Worth.