San Francisco Day of the Dead
Procession and Festival of Altars
Monday, November 2, 2015

(2014 poster)

Festival of Altars organized by Marigold Project

Festival of Altars, 4-11pm, Garfield Park, 25th/26th & Harrison Streets

We welcome you to make an altar for a loved one that has passed away. Making a Day of the Dead altar is a way for us to honor the life of someone who is no longer with us and to remember our ancestors. Each year, hundreds of personal altars fill Garfield Park.

Procession organized and led by Rescue Culture Collective

November 2, 7pm, meet with community members, artists and activists including Francisco x. Alacaron, Starhawk and traditional Aztec dancers following the traditional 13 Standards and the various creatures large and small.

Ritual assembles at 22nd and Bryant 6-7:00 pm, on Monday Nov. 2, 2015
STARTS at 22nd and Bryant at exactly 7 pm.
CONTINUES along 22nd St. to  Mission
CONTINUES along Mission St. to 21nd St .
CONTINUES along 21nd St. to Bryant St.
CONCLUDES at the corner of 21nd & Bryant St.

Help keep Day of the Dead Alive!

Let's ensure that Day of the Dead SF remains a true community supported event. Please consider making a donation at the Garfiled Park Clubhouse. Every dollar counts and no donation is too small. All proceeds go to securing park permits and artistic expression at Garfield Park.

About Day of the Dead:

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 in the Mission district 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.

Day of the Dead is an alcohol free, family friendly event with no vendors or booths of any type. Please honor this tradition and do not attempt to sell goods on the premises of Garfield Park.

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