The streets of Downtown Petaluma teemed with music, food, people, culture, and art as the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum wrapped up its El Día de los Muertos celebrations on Nov. 1 with a candlelight procession and a giant puppets parade.
People with their faces painted as Mexican dead characters (la Catrina and el Catrin) ambled from Western Avenue to Fourth and B Streets. Altars and offerings, known as “ofrendas,” honoring the dead and art from local Latino artists were also featured in the museum. Throughout October, Petaluma hosted various Día de los Muertos themed activities
On Oct. 17, as part of the celebrations, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma campus offered sugar skull decorating activities and held dance performances from Aztec dancers and the Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma Paquiyollotzin during LumaFest, an open house for children and adults to learn about higher education.
If you missed the activities this year it is likely that you will be able to see them next year, as Petaluma has hosted Día de los Muertos festivities for nine consecutive years. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.
CLICK HERE OR PAGE 2 BELOW TO SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THIS YEAR’S EVENT