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    Posted November 3, 2012 by
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    Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) San Francisco

     
    I am submitting pictures, and a video I captured of the Day of the Dead celebration held in San Francisco's Mission District. The Mission District was originally known as "the Mission lands" meaning the lands belonging to the sixth Alta California mission, Mission San Francisco de Asis." It's ethnic makeup is approx. 41% Hispanic and 57% white, and the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is celebrated heavily every year. The event attracts thousands of people all dressed in costume or make up that usually depicts the Catrina or the Lady of the Dead or skulls. There is a huge procession with drummers and Native American dance and people dressed in costume. And in a small park in the Mission, hundreds of altars are set up to remember and commemorate the dead. It is an impressive event. And since America has a huge Hispanic population it has become very popular in other States or Cities.

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