Memorial Roll Call
As the sun begins to set on November 2nd we honor loved ones with a memorial roll call. The festival emcees call out the names of loved ones who are no longer with us in this life. Participants in the audience answer, "present," or "presente," or however they wish to recognize their departed loved ones. We do this to honor their memory and to remind us all that they remain with us in our hearts and in our lives.
We encourage members of our community to submit the names of up to three loved ones to be memorialized during the roll call portion of the festival. We strive to read each name sent to us aloud on the night of November 2. We ask that you send us names of your loved ones instead of cherished famous people we have lost.