Monday, October 29, 2012
Dia de los Muertos in the Fruitvale
Sunday was the annual Día de los Muertos festival in the Fruitvale. It was a warm, sunny day, and thousands of people showed up to eat, have fun, and also remember the dead.
There were a wide variety of vendors, with many of them focused on traditional items like marigolds, face painting, skeleton figurines, and candy skulls. There were also at least three stages with performers, and people dancing to the music at a couple of them. And of course, one of the most interesting parts, the Día de los Muertos altars built to remember those who have passed.
It's a big, busy event, but definitely worth attending to experience a very Oakland festival in person.
Lots more pictures from Día de los Muertos: