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Oakland, California 94601

Sponsored by State Farm, the Unity Council’s vibrant Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival returns for its thirteenth consecutive year. The largest single-day event of its kind in the U.S., 85,000 people from around the Bay Area are expected to partake in this colorful celebration of Latin American culture. Stretching over seven city blocks, the event will feature three stages, live Latin music from top regional and local performers, traditional dance, crafts activities for children, a delectable array of food, artisan goods and more. In following with this year’s theme of “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future”, twenty-two altars created by professional artists and community groups will be on display.

An opening ceremony featuring Danza Cuauhtonal (an Aztec dance troupe) will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Fruitvale Village.

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Added by ccomella on September 18, 2008