From the southern stretches of Chiapas to corners of the American Southwest (and even parts of Central America), the holiday of Día de Muertos remains a testament to Mexico’s rich cultural history and the diaspora’s ample reach. The holiday traces back to indigenous traditions of the pre-Columbian era, a celebration of ancestors that has survived centuries of colonial rule.

To mark the occasion, we teamed up with Toyota Camry to host our own Día de Muertos party on November 2, featuring DJ sets from Santa Muerte, Riobamba, and DJ Python, along with invited guest medium A.J. Barrera, a communal ofrenda to celebrate loved ones, and calavera/Catrina make up looks.

Check out shots from the evening below:

Riobamba. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Día de muertos ofrenda with written messages from the party attendees. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Empanadas served to party attendees. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

DJ Bembona. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Santa Muerte. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Ana Mvze. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Tamales served to party attendees. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

DJ Python. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Riobamba. Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla

Photo by Redens Desrosiers for Remezcla