Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Please join us for the annual family friendly Dia de los Muertos procession on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7pm at 24th & Bryant Streets, in the Mission District of San Francisco. Bring mementos and candles (in glass containers) to celebrate your loved ones. The procession will end in Garfield Park at the Festival of Altars at 8:30pm at 26th & Harrison Streets.
About Dia de los Muertos in San Francisco: Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to the ancestors; it honors both death and the cycle of life. In Mexico, neighbors gather in local cemeteries to share food, music, and fun with their extended community, both living and departed. The celebration acknowledges that we still have a relationship with our ancestors and loved ones that have passed away.
In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated since the early 70s with art, music, performances and a walking procession, which help us contemplate our existence and mortality — a moment to remember deceased friends and family, and our connections beyond our immediate concerns.
Tags: Art, Culture, Dia de los Muertos, Family Friendly, Free, Mexican, Mission District, Parade
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