October 30, 2012

Dia de los Muertos

     Dia de Los Muertos poster
      photo of poster by Styrous®

October 28, 2012, the Day of the Dead

More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years; one the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate. The ritual is known today as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The Jingletown section of Oakland, California celebrated it in fine style this year. The photos I got tell it all.

All photos by Styrous®

(click on any image to see slideshow)





 










































Styrous® ~ October 30, 2012

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