El Nopal Bakery owner Frankie Berlanga takes a fresh batch of pan de muerto out of the oven. Photo courtesy of Frankie Berlanga.

San Benito Lifestyle

A sweet treat for the dead

El Nopal Bakery serves up pan de muerto and pumpkin conchas in time for Dia de los Muertos.

A 2019 workshop on making ofrendas (altars) for Dia de los Muertos. Photo courtesy of El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino hosts online workshops for Dia de los Muertos

Participants learn how to design ofrendas for deceased loved ones.

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Health

COVID-19 guidelines issued for Halloween and Día de los Muertos

Traditional holiday activities promote congregating and mixing of households, which increase the risk of transmitting COVID-19. For this reason, San Benito County Public Health recommends choosing a safer, alternative way to celebrate and strongly discourages trick-or-treating.

Freshly baked conchas from El Nopal Bakery are stirred into the new brew "Dulce de Muertos" from Brewery Twenty Five. Photo provided by Fran Fitzharris.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta: A tasty collaboration

Nov. 1 celebration to include samplings of Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beer, “Dulce de Muertos.”

Cristal Gonzalez of El Teatro Campesino poses with masks made for the Dia de los Muertos procession. Photo provided by El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino shows volunteers how to create Dia de los Muertos masks

Workshops foster community and artistic expression.

Camaxtli Torres (second from left) performed with his family and an Aztec dance group at Saturday's event. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

Dia de los Muertos draws a crowd

Student works and performances featured at annual San Benito High School celebration.

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Art & Culture

Students celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos

Two Spanish classes at SBHS share how they celebrated El Dia De Los Muertos

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Art & Culture

Arts Council invites families and community members to celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Oct. 29

Community altar building and free arts and crafts for the entire family

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Art & Culture

Día de los Muertos celebration at SBHS on Sunday

The public is invited Sunday for the cultural celebration honoring loved ones who have passed on