San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019
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24th & Bryant | 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Grand Parade | San Francisco Carnaval | 2019
On May 26th, 2019 at 9:30 am, the 2019 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street.
Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which will feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and performers who will engage and entertain the crowds.
Brazilian-style “escola” samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.
Other parade groups include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese drummers, giant puppets and folkloric groups representing Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 9:30 am
24th & Bryant, 24th and Bryant, SF
The 2019 theme, Culture Heals, often refers to the relief of physical pain. However, there are other forms of pain that also cause us distress — mental, emotional, and spiritual. All human beings share the common desire to avoid pain, to heal and live healthy lives. Carnaval San Francisco, following the traditions of the many countries represented in our celebration, believes that culture has the power to heal today as it has in the past.
Since 1978, Carnaval has been more than a celebration, it has been a space to reconnect with the African, indigenous, as well as the mestizo roots. The stories, dances, and colors of the forefathers come to life in the parade and festival to celebrate the triumphs and struggles. Although the roots are spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the cultures unite in the annual Carnaval tradition.
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