Scenes From Oakland's Día de los Muertos

Scenes From Oakland's Día de los Muertos

Photos: Beth Thomas/Hoodline

By Beth Thomas - Published on October 30, 2017.

Yesterday marked Oakland's 22nd annual Día de Los Muertos, a cultural event that brought more than 60,000 celebrants to the Fruitvale district for live music, games, artisan craft stands, Aztec dancing and other forms of creative expression.

The Mexican festival, which honors the memories of those who have passed on, is one of the city's largest celebrations and has been inducted into the US Library of Congress's Local Legacy program.

The Unity Council, a nonprofit that advocates for low-income communities, produces the enormous street party each year.