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Day of the Dead San Francisco


Day of the Dead San Francisco is a community event that has been happening for the last 29 years. The annual procession, Friday, November 2, 2007 in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The Day of the Dead is a unique festival that is the result of 16th century contact between Mesoamerica and Europe.

Conceptually, it is a hybrid, owing its origins to both prehispanic Aztec philosophy and religion and medieval European ritual practice.

Day of the Dead San Francisco


Day of the Dead San Francisco is a community event that has been happening for the last 29 years. The annual procession, Friday, November 2, 2007 in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The Day of the Dead is a unique festival that is the result of 16th century contact between Mesoamerica and Europe.

Conceptually, it is a hybrid, owing its origins to both prehispanic Aztec philosophy and religion and medieval European ritual practice.

comments (2)

very ointeresting way to celebrate the Day of the Dead
John Eagle: It's a lot of fun for everyone. Very enjoyable community event in San Francisco.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2007, 19:45
Great picture of the crazy characters. Do you think that halloween could have had an impact on the Day of the Dead celebrations?
John Eagle: Hey, Louis

Seems like there is. Halloween is a combination of pagan holiday's (Samhain) and "All Saints Day" which is a similar concept as Day of the Dead. The Native Mexicans already celebrated the Day of the Dead prior to the European arrival. But I could see the Church trying to have some influence... Seems like a lot of cultures celebrated Autumn harvest and the passing of life at this time.

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