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Erin Jo Richey

Celebrating Día de los Muertos in San Francisco

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This past Sunday was Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  The Hispanic holiday is observed at the beginning of November every year and is a time for families to gather and remember relatives and loved ones.  In San Francisco, the community observes the event by holding a parade in the Mission neighborhood.  Alters of remembrance are set up in the park at Garfield Square.

People gathered for the parade with candles, incense, banners, and tokens of loved ones.  There were many skeletons in attendance.  I (attempted) to do my face paint in the style of La Calavera Catrina. These are some of my photos from the night.