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Release Date: 11.01.2011 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Lanza Group,LLC

2nd Annual Atlanta Day of the Dead Returns to Atlantic Station

Atlanta Day of the Dead returns to Atlantic Station for the second year in a row, hosted by Lanza Group, LLC. Atlanta Day of the Dead brings Mexico’s colorful Día de los Muertos traditions to the city on Sunday, November 6th. This vibrant festival celebrates life with traditional displays, live music and cultural performances.

"We are proud to welcome Atlanta Day of the Dead back to Atlantic Station for the second year," said Liz Gillespie, Vice President of Marketing for Atlantic Station. "This event brings a traditional, beautiful Mexican holiday to Atlanta for everyone to enjoy."

"Atlanta Day of the Dead is to educate all on the unique celebration that is Día de los Muertos and entertain with music, performances, and the altars," said Ralph Herrera, Lanza Group President. "This year we are expanding the number of altars and performers to continue growing the event."

Atlanta Day of the Dead has created an altar contest for the public, to create the best, most original altar in Atlanta. The traditional displays will be created by local artists, non profits, and other groups, and are colorful tributes to passed family and friends. Altars will be judged by a panel of local celebrities, who will select a grand prize winner. Performances at the event will include salsa band Havana Sun, traditional folkloric dances, Serenata a Latin jazz band, an Aztec dance group and local storyteller Tersi Bendiburg. In addition, there will be activities and crafts for children, local handcraft vendors, and authentic foods.
Atlanta Day of the Dead celebrates a long-established Mexican tradition that brings together family and f

riends to remember past loved ones. The festival is an interactive, educational and cultural celebration of Mexican cultural; that features traditional altars and activities for children, live musical and cultural performances, arts and crafts, and authentic food.



About Lanza Group:
Lanza Group, LLC is an Atlanta-based Hispanic marketing, PR and events firm that provides bi-cultural marketing solutions; connecting marketers to Hispanics throughout the United States and beyond. Lanza Group produces Atlanta’s official Cinco de Mayo celebration – Fiesta Atlanta, as well as Georgia’s Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off celebration, Fiesta Georgia. For more information, please call 404.350.0200 or visit www.LanzaGroup.com.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Katie Anderson

Company: Lanza Group,LLC

Phone: 404.350.0200

E-mail: kanderson@lanzagroup.com