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Friday November 2, 7:00pm

Dia de los Muertos 2007
San Francisco

Beginning around 24th and Bryant, Mission District
Ending in Garfield Park (25th and Harrison), with community altars created by local artists.
Help set up altars at Garfield Park on November 2 - contact George
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Dia de los Muertos - San Francisco

Annual "Day of the Dead" Procession and Altars

Photos by Luke Hauser, (c)2004 by RQ.

Each November 2nd, volunteers from the Marigold Project, the Rescue Culture Collective, Reclaiming, and other groups gather in San Francisco's Mission District to create the Dia de los Muertos procession and altars. The event, now over 20 years running, draws several thousand people to the streets, ending in Garfield Park, where altars to the dead are constructed during the afternoon.

Costumes, candles, and other accoutrements are an important part of the procession, but all are welcome to participate.

On this page are photos of altar-contruction during the afternoon.

Want to be involved in this year's events? We especially need people to to help set up altars at Garfield Park on the afternoon of November 2. For more information, contact George, (415) 255-7623,

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Photos by Luke Hauser, (c)2004 by RQ.

An altar to extinct species was built around the tallest tree in the park.

Young people from the neighborhood pitch in to help with altars at Garfield Park.

Mission District florists donate bunches of flowers to decorate the altars.

Empty flower boxes are incorporated into the park altars.

Click for photos of the nighttime procession.

Photos (c)2004 by Luke Hauser, Reclaiming Quarterly, except top collage (c)2000 Rene Velasco for Reclaiming Quarterly. Please do not copy, reproduce, fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise use them without written permission. Thanks!
Luke Hauser is a freelance parajournalist in the service of the Goddess and planetary revolution. His photo-filled book Direct Action is an historical novel about Bay Area protests.

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