San Francisco Day of the Dead (dia de los Muertos)

Día 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.

San Francisco's Mission district celebrates the holiday with music, dance, a parade and altar display. 

Public altars in Garfield Park at 26th and Harrison streets are on view from 4-11pm. Bring flowers, candles and mementos of loved ones to place on altars. 

The parade procession begins at 7pm. 

An alcohol-free event.  

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