A few years ago, we happened to be in San Francisco on Day of the Dead. Here, an exciting combination of the traditional Mexican “Dia de los Muertes” celebration and the San Francisco subcultures developed. Lots of groups and individuals took part in the fun, long (but late starting) parade. I managed to videotape some of them, see below. Locals commemorate their deceased with impromptu altars in and around the nearby parks.Without further due enjoy the picture and my three and up minute video.
- Official site of the event: dayofthedeadsf.org
- Music used in the video: Hallowe’en dance from 1909; performed by the American Symphony Orchestra
- A picture book that presents the traditions: Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World)
- The hilarious and great Coco animated movie, made in 2017, on BlueRay on Amazon Prime, which also uses a lot of traditional elements.