El Dia De Los Muertos Petaluma

El Día de los Muertos is a ritual celebration from México, Latin and South America in which the spirits of dead loved ones are invited to visit the living as honored guests. Observed in Mexico on Nov 1st and 2nd, this tradition reflects the belief that death is part of life, and so, instead of sadness this is a time of remembering and rejoicing. Central to the celebration is the creation of ofrendas or altars, bearing pictures, lighted candles and traditional items including marigolds, bread, water fruit, favorite foods of deceased family members. The ofrenda honors the loved one who has died and welcomes them back for the celebration. As celebrated in Petaluma for the past 17 years, the observance presents an opportunity for cross-cultural sharing and a unique partnership between the Latino and Anglo communities.



October 27th
Candlelight Procession with Giant Puppets and Closing Event

4:00 - 10:00 pm
Petaluma Fairgrounds (Please note ~ this is a new location!)

3:00-3:30 pm - We'll gather at the Burdell Building (also new location!) on 269 Lakeville St. Petaluma, CA, 94952 (cross street: D).

We'll walk on D Street toward the Petaluma Fairgrounds. (procession starts at 3:30)

Parking is FREE at the Fairgrounds.

Find El Dia De Los Muertos Petaluma on facebook to gather more information.

Past Events Included, food tasting, giant puppets, candle light procession and more!


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