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 9 years, the observance presents an opportunity for cross-cultural sharing and a unique partnership between the Latino and Anglo communities.



                       


EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PETALUMA

Schedule of Events for 2016

 

Name of event: Fine Art Exhibits and Altars throughout Petaluma

Date: October 1st – November 2nd

Location: Downtown Petaluma

Description: Take a walking tour throughout downtown and view the many beautiful altars and artwork created by members of our community.

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma

 

Name of event: Artist Reception

Date: Saturday October 1st

Location: Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 4th St, Petaluma

Description: (need to add) Featuring the works of Latino artists in the Bay Area. Meet the artists while enjoying music, food, and refreshments. 

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Name of event: Opening Ceremony

Date: Sunday October 2nd, 12:00 – 4:00

Location: St. Vincent de Paul Church Plaza, 35 Liberty St.

Description: There will be music, dance, food and a Health Fair for our festive opening day celebration.

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma

 

Name of event: Taste of Mexico: Mole tasting and contest

Date: Saturday October 8th, 5:00 – 10:00

Location: 2478 East Washington

Description: Celebrity judges, live music, dinner, wine and beer. This is a fundraiser for El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma.

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma


Name of event: Lunada

Date: Saturday October 22nd, 5:00 – 10:00

Location: 2478 East Washington, 5:00 – 10:00

Description: Come share a beautiful night filled with dance, food, music, Aztec dancers, and stories of our ancestors told around campfire. Overnight camping optional with reservations required. This event is co-sponsored with LandPaths, www.landpaths.org

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma

 

Name of event: Candlelight Procession with Giant Puppets

Date: Saturday October 29th, 6:00 – 10:00

Location: Starts at Water Street Bistro, 100 Petaluma Blvd. North, and ends up at Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 4th Street.

Description: Festivities will include live music, Ballet Folklorico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin, Aztec dancers, food and art vendors, face painting, art and altars, and much more.

Website URL: facebook: El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma



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