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 7th
Opening Event and Health Fair
12:00 - 3:00
St. Vincent’s Church plaza

October 13th
Artist Reception
6:00 - 9:00
Ice House Gallery

October 16th - November 2nd
Altars throughout downtown

October 17th
Petaluma Mail Depot Artist Reception and Gathering
6:30 - 8:30
Petaluma Mail Depot

October 19th
Poetry of Remembrance
6:00 - 8:00
SRJC Petaluma

October 20th
SRJC Petaluma El Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration

October 27th
Candlelight Procession with Giant Puppets and Closing Event
4:00 - 10:00 pm
Petaluma Fairgrounds
We'll gather at the Burdell Building on 269 Lakeville St. Petaluma, CA, 94952 (cross street: D). We'll walk on Washington Street toward the Petaluma Fairgrounds.

Find El Dia De Los Muertos on facebook or use their website to gather more information.

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


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