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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Día de los Muertos

Presented by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuaries


A tradition in Mexico and Central America that goes back more than 3,000 years, Día de los Muertos is an annual holiday that is now celebrated around the world. A celebration of life and death, the holiday spans two-days, during which it is believed that the spirit world and the real world become one, even if only for a moment. When it comes to traditions, festivities and flowers – we get the appeal. As an organization that’s all about a rose, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses can appreciate that the marigold holds such a prestigious place in this celebration.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles held our 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos Art Competition. Selected artwork was displayed at the Tournament House and winners were recognized at an outdoor reception.

Art Categories

  • Paintings & Drawings – Create an art piece featuring marigolds, monarch butterflies or other representations of the holiday
  • Calavera – Make and decorate a sugar skull
  • Ofrendas – Build or construct an altar
  • Catrina – Paint a face with traditional Día de los Muertos makeup
  • Digital Art/Graphic Design – Use technology and graphic design to bring your art to life
  • Other visual arts – Get creative in some other form, including sculptures, making a traditional Día de Muertos costume


Ages 4 – 8

Honorable Mentions

Matthew Huang
Sophie Pan
Ileana Gonzalez
Ruby Flores
Madeline Loo
Santiago Morales
Leonard Ung


Ages 9 – 13

Honorable Mentions

Paulina Shephard
Chase Pinero
Julian Miramontes
Stacy Rincon
Leydi Alburez
Matteo Miramontes
Liliana De Castro
Liliana De Castro
ArtsMatter Animation Club LA Promise Fund
Mia Wang


Ages 14 – 18

Honorable Mentions

Jonathan Alvarez
Pitzil Avila-Castellanos
Janaé Ramirez
Asher S
Alyse Olivas
Luciana Piro
Alan Firoozmand

Awards & Scholarships

Winners of this year’s regional competition were awarded scholarships and gift cards in three age categories: 4-8, 9-13 and 14-18.


The Tournament of Roses House is located at 391 S Orange Grove Blvd in Pasadena, California. Parking will be available at the venue.


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