dia de los muertosIf you’ve ever so much as taken a Spanish class, you are well-aware of Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on, every year, on Nov. 1 and 2. That means those of you suffering from post-Halloween blues have an excuse to celebrate for a couple of extra days.

Festivities for Dia de los Muertos will be held at the Gourmet Ghetto Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. on Shattuck Avenue. Among other things the event will have: face painting, a beer and wine stand, a community altar and craft stalls. Specifically, there will be read more »

On Tuesday, Berkeley held a Dia de los Muertos festival in the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Ave. and Cedar St.

The celebration featured a mobile altar memorial to fallen bicyclists. There were also several costume contests: one for grown-ups and one for kids.

Mark Day shot a video of the event for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
P.S. Sugar skull costumes are totally awesome. (Just thinking ahead for next Halloween)

Berkeley pulls out the stops for Dia de Los Muertos [Berkeleyside]

While Mark Yudof’s little cemetery comment to the New York Times has already tinged countless student groups with a cadaverous pallor, this graveyard romp is far from over.

In case your Halloween plans got in the way of read more »