Festival of Altars, 6-11pm, Garfield Park, 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. Eash year, hundreds of personal altars line the perimeter of Garfield Park.
All candles must be in GLASS containers, no open flame candles are allowed at the park.
If you would like to create a commissioned large scale community altar please follow the proposal instructions here.
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 Sunday Nov. 2, 2014
STARTS at 22nd and Bryant at exactly 7 pm, & moves along Bryant to 24th St.
CONTINUES along 24th St. to the corner of 24th St. & Mission
CONTINUES along Mission St. to 22nd St and turns on 22nd St.
CONTINUES along 22nd St. to Bryant St.
CONCLUDES at the corner of 22nd & Bryant St.
Let's ensure that Day of the Dead SF remains a true community supported event. Please consider making a donation via our chip-in page. Every dollar counts and no donation is too small. All proceeds go to securing park permits and artistic expression at Garfield Park.
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 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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