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“Day of the Dead: a Passion for Life”

New Photo Exhibit Now on Display At San Jose's
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

WHAT:        Exhibit of more than 50 images captured by accomplished local photographer Mary J. Andrade, that focus on various aspects of the celebration of the Day of the Dead, a pre-Hispanic tradition celebrating the lives and legacies of families and communities of the people who have died during the year. For additional information contact: Veronica Murguia at (408) 436-7850 ext. 12 or veronica@laoferta.com.

Mexico Celebrates Life - Part 2

Yucatan it is known as Hanal Pixan which means "The path of the soul through the essence of food;” in the highlands of Michoacan it is known as Jimbanqua or the party honoring with flowers the people who died that year; in San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo and in the southern part of Oaxaca it is known as Xantolo and Day of the Dead in the majority of Mexico.

Altar tradition lives on

Text by Patty Cruz Lopez
Photos by Mary J. Andrade

Walk through the doors of the Martin Lther King Jr. library, in San José, California, between the dates of Oct. 16 through Nov. 7 and there is an undeniable pull towards the ascending elevators where the fourth floor button flickers on and off taunting visitors to get close and personal with death.

The San Francisco Symphony performs it First Día de los Muertos Family Concert

San Francisco, CA - On Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m., the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates Mexican music and culture in its inaugural Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Family Concert, con

Evolution of a Sacred Space: Días de los Muertos

15th annual exhibition and community celebration

Altar by Yolanda Garfias WooBring on the dancing skeletons and sugar skulls—Días de los Muertos returns to the Oakland Museum of California for its 15th annual celebration of the dead.

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