A gathering of local Bay Area belly dancers, coming together to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos 2004 (Day of the Dead), a celebration of life and a time to remember loved ones who have passed.

Putting on our Muerto Faces

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The parade
 We shimmied and shaked from the church to the Mexican Heritage Plaza.
Hundreds were gathered...yikes! What a surprise!

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Taking some time out to pose
All of us, Peter, Khajulah, SImone, Paloma, plus other parade participants

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Preparing for the event
Pix of the skulls we made for us to carry in the parade
Skulls made from foam core board, painted, glittered and jeweled

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Back to Dia de los Muertos
Paint your skeleton face! examples

images, Dia de los Muertos 2013
images, Dia de los Muertos 2012
images, Dia de los Muertos 2011
images, Dia de los Muertos 2010
images, Dia de los Muertos 2009

Bahira's images, DDLM09 (and scroll)
images, Dia de los Muertos 2008
images, Dia de los Muertos 2007
images, Dia de los Muertos 2006
images, Dia de los Muertos 2005
images, Dia de los Muertos 2004

revamped 10-12-05