Day Of Dead

Originally uploaded by Yardsale.

November 2nd is the actual “Dia de los Muertos”

Two important things to know about the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) are:

1. It is a holiday with a complex history, and therefore its observance varies quite a bit by region and by degree of urbanization.

2. It is not a morbid occasion, but rather a festive time.

We will have a Best-in-Theme contest and awards

Do a little investigating about this holiday.
The following links are good places to start:
General Info & Decoration ideas
General Info

Added Oct. 23nd: — See comment with Invitation to Garden Street “Day of the Dead” festival


  1. broken BOner - more attitude, less platitude said,

    October 11, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    The following comment has been copied from another thread.

    jimmyz said,
    October 5, 2006 @ 3:16 pm ·

    Not to change the subject but……………………………………..

    Central Coast Brewing (the orginal home of sumo) is starting a new tradition of Bike Happening Pre Party from 6:30 PM till 9PM you can BBQ on the CCB patio and Pitures are only $7

    CCB will supply the BBQ grill and all the set ups. Just bring what ever you’d like to grill up and then cruz on down to the mission properly fueled for the happening.

    We did it last month and it was fun.

    See ya


  2. broken BOner said,

    October 19, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    Grease Paint: Does it dry? How long?

  3. Linnaeas said,

    October 20, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    Linnaea’s is sponsoring a Dia de Los Muertos Garden Street Festival Thursday Nov.2 6-9pm
    Traditional foods, performers, face painting, and offrendas(altars) are a part of the event honoring and remembering the dead in our lives. We wish to extend an invitation to the bike happening folks to hang out on the street prior to the ride (in costume), and if any of you wish to set up altars (group or individual), there are still spaces available on the street. Anyone interested contact Marianne at Linnaea’s 541-5888

  4. Yardsale said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    Thank you Marianne and Linnaea’s for the invitation to an awesome pre-Bike Happening event on Garden Street.

    For all of those dressed up in theme, now the question is where to go after the ride??? Shall we pick a bar to invade? Go to a park? Go to Central Coast Brewery? Follow the Bike-Sumo-pack to it’s new location?

    What do you think?

  5. bill mulder said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    My family will all be Dead and there on Garden Street. CC Brewery is my vote.

  6. Linnaeas said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

    Grease paint does not dry. But you can lightly powder it (brush on) with a white or transparent powder and it will not rub off and you can sweat like crazy. Costume capers has a water base paint that dries in minutes. Spray it with “final seal” (also at CC) and it does not come off until you wash with soap and water. There will be free skull face painting (water base) on Garden st. starting at 6 until the paint runs out.

  7. broken BOner said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    Thank you Linnea!

    What about that ‘cream paint’ stuff they sell at Rite Aid?
    i’ll probably bring some to the coffee shop.

  8. Yardsale said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

    Hey Y’all, here’s the scoop:
    After the ride BIKE SUMO will be at Cuesta Park.
    In addition to Bike Sumo, there will be a Theme gathering at CCB.
    Two places to go. You’re gonna have to choose or figure out how to make it to both.

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