By Oakland North – – Photo Not Credited.

Photo: A dancer performs at the Oakland Museum’s Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday.

Strings of colorful papel picado, decorative paper banners, were strung above the Oakland Museum of California’s outdoor stairways and concrete paths for the 25th annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration. A centuries-old fusion of the Catholic All Saints and All Souls Days with indigenous Mexican traditions, Dia de los Muertos is a two-day holiday that celebrates the lives of friends and family who have passed away.

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