North Shattuck Association
1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94709

(510) 540-6444

Day of the Dead Celebration in Gourmet Ghetto
11/3/2014 1:00:00 AM UTC - 11/3/2014 5:00:00 AM UTC
1450 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California, 94709

Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1400 block Shattuck Avenue
North BerkeleyCA 


Build a Community Altar 5-9PM
Candle Light Procession 7:45-9

Celebrate and remember those who have passed on at a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous. At the sixth annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration, gather on Shattuck Ave. between Rose and Vine Streets in Berkeley on Sunday, November 2, 5-9PM.

The event hosts food booths and trucks, a wine and beer garden, free skeletal face painting, and art and craft vendors. DIY art projects for kids and adults include ceramic or sugar skull painting, paper stamping and more. Fire dancers and music by Incendio make the evening magical. Costumes and traditional Dìa de los Muertos papier maché giant heads are encouraged.

Help create an altar, or ofrenda, by bringing photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Dancers will bless the altar with drums and dancing then lead a sidewalk candle light procession through the district for about an hour following along a path of strewn marigold petals. Day of the Dead window displays appear in businesses throughout the district.

Sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, Saul’s, East Bay Loop and East Bay Express. The Gourmet Ghetto is six blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART. Free admission.

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