The Procession

El Colectivo del Rescate Cultural

Invites you to it’s 35th annual

San Francisco Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession

Thursday, November 2, 2017 Starting at 7:00 pm

Starting at the corner of 22nd and Bryant St. proceeds on Bryant to 24th St., then
down 24th to Mission St., then
moves along Mission to 22nd St., then
goes along 22nd to Bryant St., for the closing ritual.

This year’s Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession lead will constitute of 13, 10 foot bamboo Ritual Standards honoring today’s day which in Aztec culture is OLLIN, (Movement), which is governed by Xolotl as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. This is an auspicious day for the active principle, a bad day for the passive principle. Ollin is a day of the purified heart, signifying those moments where human beings may perceive what they are becoming. A good day for transmutation, which arrives like an earthquake that leaves in its wake the ruins of rationality, order and the preconceived.

The 2017 Ritual Procession honors the life & work of MICHAEL ROMAN, Chicano artist, printmaker, designer & cultural worker
Also honored is the life & work of MARIA ROSA GALDAMEZ, Salvadorean activist & cultural worker, As well as the life & work of DALE WAYNE McCULLOUGH, writer, artist & cultural worker,
Also honored are the victims of racial terror & unprecedented catastrophic events.

Since our founding, El Colectivo Del Rescate Cultural, our guiding “motto” has been,
No city, state, federal, nor corporate-branding funding is accepted. This has been the case since our inception, more than three decades ago, in order to maintain our integrity of being a true grassroots organization, without being beholden to political or consumerist demands on our mission of producing an authentic Ritual Procession as closest to our Meso American and Mexican roots. We invite all cultures to join us on Nov. 2nd, 2017, to honor and remember those who have passed on.

We welcome your contributions, questions and suggestions by contacting us at:
Tel. # 415.933.5465 or E-mailing us at:
This is a drug and alcohol free, family friendly event.
We invite you to view the public altars at Garfield Park (25th & Harrison St. On Nov. 2nd.)