Meet The Organizer – BEAUTIFUL CATRINAS (a day of the dead event) Sunday November 19th

November 18, 2023

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Las 3 beautifuls boutique

Lydia Herrera (center), Domingo Flores (l), Eli Vazquez (r) have been working for months on Beautiful Catrinas.

Beautiful Catarinas

The event is at 7th and Everett Mall Way in south Everett, Washington this Sunday.

Beautiful Catarinas

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Lydia Herrera has operated Las tres beautifuls Boutique at 9610 Evergreen Way for more than a decade. It’s a family business that helps with parties, weddings, quinceanera, baptisms, proms and much more.

Earlier this year she and her family opened a flea market inside the old Grocery Outlet at 716 Everett Mall Way. It was a place for small vendors to to offer goods and services.

The market is known as La Neuva Plaza Tepito. The market was held every Sunday until summer when Spirit Halloween took over the location.

With Halloween over, the plaza reopens Sunday with with a big event called beautiful Catrinas.

Everett, Washington has a large and growing Hispanic and Latin American population. “We want to capture tradition and represent our community,” Lydia told me. “To pass traditions to the next generation.”

Lydia’s daughter, Eli Vazquez explained more about Sunday’s festivities.

For this event we have invited the community to come and celebrate the day of the dead with us. We have performances from Aztec dancers, folclorico dancers (traditional dances from different regions of Mexico) and singers. Our main performance will be 10 of our girls from the community who volunteered to be dressed and painted as Catrinas (day of the dead icons) by my family’s boutique.

Mariner high school and Lynnwood high school are participating by coming out with their Latino after school programs m.e.c.h.a and Colores Unidos to give out day of the dead themed face paints with the option to donate to their program.

The event runs from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM with two main performances featuring girls aged 14 – 16 happening at 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM. There is no charge to attend and its family friendly.

Makeup artists donating their time include Nena Castellanos, Tony Mendez, Anna Lizeth, Alexandro Zavala and Wendy.

Dance teacher: Rey Baltazar performance dance teacher for Quinceaneras, weddings much more throughout the Seattle-Everett area.

Los Gavilanes and other vendors will be providing food throughout the day.

La Neuva Plaza Tepito will run every Saturday and Sunday in December if you’d like to learn more and support the Hispanic and Latin American community here in Everett, Washington.

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