Day of the Dead: Sights and Sounds From the Mission

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Day of the Dead takes place this year on Tues, October 31st. If you’re in San Francisco, the Mission district is the place to go; packed with skeletons — of all shapes and sizes — for El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The traditional Mexican holiday celebrates the spirits of loved ones who have passed away. Day of the Dead in San Francisco is a colorful and joyous tribute that draws thousands of people who took to the streets for the procession that spanned down Mission Street.

In the Mexican culture, it’s believed that souls don’t die. Instead, our souls leave our bodies and continue living in a sacred space until they return to visit their relatives.

There was no shortage of shortage of giant painted skulls clad in formal wear as rich the pageantry drew a crowd in elaborate costumers and country garb.

In case you’re going to miss it, here are a few of the sights that abounded from a previous year’s Day of the Dead celebration:

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