It is that time of the year, after all the little ghouls return to school and before the little angels appear at the end of the year. The first celebration for those who go back to school is usually Halloween, in some communities there is a more important one called "day of the dead".
A hallows eve, Oct 31, is followed by a souls day, November 1. In Catholic countries, which once ran the Western World, the second holiday was more important due to the fact it was a way of dispelling the fears of the families who had lost loved ones, especially during those years when the plague was sweeping through Europe.
These two holidays are celebrated differently in countries, but with America being both Protestants and Catholics there is a change to veiw the various differences. One of the few Christain holidays with an observance which does not require participation, although reverence for the dead is considered "polite".
The California Museum is putting on an exhibit for this unique holiday. The art works for this particular holiday is both creative and worth a visit to view. Usually the celebration begins on Midnight between the two holidays with candles and a visit to the cemetary where the loved one are buried.
September 24, 2013- January 5, 2014 will be this special "journey through life, love and death." It is an all new exhibit by California artists Rob-a, John Huerta and David Lozeau. This is in response to Hispanic Heritage month by honoring the deceased ones with "calaveras de azucar" or sugar skulls, highly decorated instead of "Jack o Lanterns."
1020 O street
Sacramento CA 95814
Tues - Sat 10 A.M. -5 P.M.
Sun Noon - 5 P.M.
Admission: general $8.50 or discounted.
Phone (916) 653-7524
There is a parking lot associated with this address as well as light rail access.
Please go to the website www.californiamuseum.org to view this exhibit and see the dates for additional items such as workshops on this type of artworks.