“Día de Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” is a time-honored celebration, rich in tradition and cultural significance. While some may hesitate to pair the word “Happy” with this observance, the essence of Día de Muertos is indeed a joyful and respectful remembrance of loved ones who have passed away. I’m influenced partly by movies like “Coco,” which beautifully captures the spirit of this festival through vibrant animation and memorable songs, many of us have gained a glimpse into this profound celebration.
So, if you’re in the Mission area, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Day of the Dead in an authentic, community-focused setting. Whether you’re familiar with the traditions or new to the celebration, the festival at Everett Middle School (450 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114)
Saturday, October 30 2021 @ 01:00 PM TO 04:00 PM UTC-07:00
There’ll be booths from local artists and makers.
In Mexico, each region may have its unique customs and ways of observing the day. For example, in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, there’s a famous night-long vigil at the cemetery, while in Oaxaca, there are lively street parades and markets decorated for the occasion. Despite these regional variations, the core principles of remembrance, honor, and celebration remain constant throughout the celebrations.