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Oakland has historically been one of the most diverse cities in America. Regardless of the holiday or tradition being recognized, chances are you'll be able to find a worth celebration. As we head towards another Cinco de Mayo, and recognize the heroics of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla, here are a few events worthy of exploring this holiday weekend. 

There is no one size fits all approach to planning an awesome Fathers Day. Especially in Oakland, were all about being different. From foodie dads, history buffs, die-hard sports fans and music lovers, look no further than here for your Fathers Day buzz!

Holiday shopping; its a war out there. Not literally of course but those Black Friday lines, the over aggressive shopper fighting you for the Tickle Me Elmo (or whatever the kids are playing with these days), the retail staff filled with anything but cheer, who needs it? Not Oakland, as evidenced by the 6th annual Plaid Friday. Plaid Friday encourages holiday bargain hunters to shop locally and support independent Oakland businesses. The Oakland Grown event is always a hit in The Town and this year will be no different with over 40 local businesses participating. Get more info on Plaid Friday here but for now take a look at a few stores were jazzed about for the holiday.

In Mexican culture, the celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos is a time-honored tradition. Families and friends come together to remember those who have passed with beautiful ofrendas (altars), adorned with orange Mexican marigolds, food and spirits. Oaklands diverse community celebrates this tradition with cant miss events.

By ChristinaMitchell

 

Family,food and football ... Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Theres always plenty of turkey at my parents house,along with sides, wine and about six differentdesserts. Everything is delicious and theres so much food we usually eat the leftovers for lunch AND dinner the next day. So its not surprising that we throw the rest in the freezer and start looking for new flavors on Saturday. Where do you eat in when youre tired of turkey?