Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dia de los Muertos at OMCA

Sunday was a community celebration of Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration, focused on remembering friends and family who have died. It traces back to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, and has since spread across the world. In modern times, it frequently focuses on building memorials to remember the dead, featuring things the they liked, along with marigolds and sugar skulls. Sunday's celebration had music, dancing, memorials, food, face painting, and more. The really big celebration will be this coming Sunday, the 28th, in the Fruitvale.

Lots more pictures from the celebration:

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