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Cosecha Oakland‎’s Day of the Dead Dinner

Paint Night at Robledo Family Winery

Join us for dinner on Day of the Dead!

  • We’ll be making Mole + Butternut Squash Veggie Mole.
  • Pastry Chef, Maestro Luis from Mexico City, will be making warm Pan de Muerto – Day of the Dead bread.

What is Day of the Dead?

Before the violent qonquest of Mexico the Mexica (Aztecs) and other indigenous people beleived in the communion between life and death. Beautiful ceremonies honoring the dead were part of the ancient Mexican culture. Even after the conquest, Mexicans continued the tradition with Dia de los Muertos.

Traditionally Dia de los Muertos was celebrated in the cemetary where their deceased relatives were laid to rest. But many people build altars with pictures of their loved ones and some of their possessions and favorite dishes. The alter must have all the elements present, earth, wind, fire, and water. Cosecha will once again have a community altar for those who wish to leave a picture.

Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

Where:

Cosecha Oakland

907 Washington St, Oakland, California 94607

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November 02 2016

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Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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