Dia de los Muertos revelers
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.

‘Twas a pleasantly warm evening after a beautiful Friday in the Mission. Faces were painted, candles lit, and the smell of sage mixed with peppers and onions filled the air.

A large crowd lined the streets for the procession as it slowly made its way up 24th Street from Bryant Street. Garfield Park was filled with altars venerating the dead, and a somber yet reverent mood hovered in the air. The streets were filled with people of all ages celebrating and honoring the people in their lives who had passed on to another world.

Same as it ever was. Much changes here in the Mission — and San Francisco — but this tradition has some permanence. Please scroll down for photos from this year’s fete.

Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Where’s dead Lawrence Welk when you need him? Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
A pin depicting artist René Yañez, who died in May aged 75. Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.
Photo by Todd Sanchioni.

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3 Comments

  1. Awww thank you Mr. Sanchioni.
    What a Great article, and You did a super great job with the pictures to demonstrated a fun evening.
    I really think this year we had more people than in the pasted. Everyone was enjoying their eveing, nothing bad happened to any one…. The best part is that this night was celebrated by people of all ages and as San Francisans we everyone from every part of the word having a great time.
    Everybody respectfully had a lovely time and went home Happy.
    Once again
    Thank you.

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