Day of the Dead in San Francisco - 2005 & 2006

 

 

Day of the Dead

is a Mexican holiday in which people celebrate those who have died. It is also celebrated every year in San Francisco on November 2nd.

 

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At the SomArts Cultural Center at 934 Brannan St (between 8th & 9th) there is an exhibit devoted to Day of the Dead every year in which many altars dedicated to the departed are displayed.

 

Day of the Dead, 2005

 

altar at SomArts

SomArts art

Darryl Skrabak Darryl at SomArts Cultural Center on Day of the Dead (November 2, 2005).

SomArts art

SomArts altar

SomArts altar

SomArts altar

SomArts altar

SomArts altar

SomArts art

Lesley SegedyLesley & skeletons at SomArts Cultural Center on Day of the Dead.

SomArts art

SomArts art

SomArts art

 

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On 24th Street (near the Galeria de la Raza) a procession begins at around 7 pm. People dress as the dead, they make music and walk to Garfield Park.

 

Andrea Jesse & Lesley SegedyAndrea & Lesley dress up like the dead for the procession.

procession SF 2005

procession SF 2005

procession SF 2005

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In Garfield Park there are large altars on display.

Garfield Park altar, 2005

Garfield Park altar, 2005

Garfield Park altar, 2005

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Along Balmy Alley (between Garfield Park and 24th Street), one can see some of the best murals in the city.

Lesley Segedy Lesley & Mexican movie stars

Balmy Alley Mural, 2005

Balmy Alley Mural, 2005 Lesley

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Enterprising young women making a sale on Day of the Dead ...

girls selling water

girls selling water

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At the local panderia you can buy Pan de Muerte (Bread of the Dead). Here Andrea enjoys some.Andrea eats Pan de Muerte

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SoMarts Gallery, 2 November 2006

   Lesley Segedy L e s l e y   S e g e d y

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

     

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All photos on this page were taken by Andrea Jesse. (except those of her which were taken by Lesley Segedy).  No duplication without consent.

skeleton mask at SomArts, 2005