Oakley Honors Día de los Muertos Tradition


You, Me, We Oakley! (YMWO) in partnership with the City of Oakley will host a Dia de los Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, November 1 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at City Hall (3231 Main St). The celebration will kick off with an explanation of the Latin American tradition and the components of a Día de los Muertos altar, also known as an ofrenda. Attendees are encouraged to bring the photographs of their loved ones they’d like to honor, as well as an item representative of them to participate in the community ofrenda. After the interactive explanation, there will be dance performances
by local groups and activities including sugar skull decorating, making of tissue flowers, traditional face painting, tasting of pan de muerto (sweet roll), and enjoy a fun game of loteria (bingo).

This year’s workshop includes various ofrendas created by groups or individuals involved in the planning process. Groups contributing an ofrenda of their own include: Freedom High School’s Latinos Unidos, St. Anthony’s Sociedad Guadalupana, Art and Lidia Fernandez, Liberty High School’s Latinos Unidos, and others. For more information regarding the Cultural Workshop, please call YMWO program coordinator Gabriela Baños‐Galván at 625‐7011 or e‐mail her at gaby@youmeweoakley.org.

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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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