OMCA comes alive for the 25th annual community celebration honoring the traditions of Día de Los Muertos. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition.
Celebrate this special two-day El Día de los Muertos extravaganza with the newest exhibition ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos and learn about Chicano activists who introduced Día de los Muertos traditions to the United States in the 1970s.
Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Day of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at the garden mercado. Enjoy live music and dance performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi, and join in the opening procession led by Aztec dancers and Day of the Dead committee members.
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Date(s) - 10/19/19
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum Admission ($0 to $18 for tickets)
Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) 1000 Oak Street Oakland
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