Dia de los Muertos is an annual Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors and loved ones now gone, and has been celebrated in San Francisco's Mission District for 30 years. Drawing thousands of participants each year, the festival seeks to create a community-wide sacred space with art installations, a walking procession, and performances. While the ceremony remains true to its Latino roots, the festival actively encourages participation by people of all origins.
The procession assembles at the corner of 22nd and Bryant between 6 - 7 p.m. It continues on Bryant Street to Mission Street, and into at Garfield Park, where five local artists have been commissioned to build a large scale altar installation. Participants are invited to bring flowers, photos, food and/or drink, and other mementos to place on the altars in celebration of the lives of those now gone.
Garfield Park. Procession starts at 22nd and Bryant Streets.
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