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Dia De Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead 2011

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Anyone going to their city/towns local Dia De Los Muertos parade/event?

For all the Bay Area people here is SF's info which is always fun:

San Francisco's Annual Day of the Dead celebration

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Procession starts at 7pm on 22nd & Bryant Streets

Altars and gathering is at Garfield Park, 6-11pm, 26th & Harrison Streets

Please bring candles in GLASS containers, no votive or open flame candles are allowed at the park.

Do you want to make an altar at Garfield Park?

Please check in at the Marigold Project information table near the Garfiled Park clubhouse on November 2 and we will find a location for your altar.

For those unfamiliar with Day of the Dead here's some info from SF's site

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 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.

Maybe see you there........

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