The Sunday Traveler traveled to Oakland, California last Sunday; travel is travel. I hopped on the rapid transit train for a 30 minute trip to attend the Oakland Museum of California’s celebration for Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, and pretty much by many Mexican peoples world wide. A day, November 2nd, to celebrate our ancestors who have departed this plane of life. Altars are set up with photos of those now gone, with foods and items that were loved in this life. Some say the spirits of the dead arrive on October 31st and depart back “home” on November 2nd. And I’ll put in a plug here for the movie Coco that tells the story extremely accurately and well. If you haven’t seen it, please give it a try over this week; I think you’ll like it.
The celebration at the Oakland Museum was beautiful, and I’ll just follow with a few photos from here
The Sunday Traveler was most inspired and made to think about the altar in the first photo at the top of this post, an altar to those who die on the streets with no home, the sign on the altar, Hogar sin Suenos (home without dreams) made me think that maybe in the next life we come to understand that we were only dreaming here.
I’ll be traveling again this coming week, going to celebrate a little bit of this life with family for the next couple of weeks. I’ll see you when I get back with more stories and ongoing postcards from Mexico that remain in line to be posted here from that travel in July. Many more photos can be found on my Instagram page, that can be found at angeline.am on Instagram.
Hasta luego mis amigos. Until later my friends.