The Day of the Dead celebration is back on the streets of San Francisco after two years of pause.
SOMArts’celebrates their annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition with traditional altars and contemporary installations.
For the holiday of Dia de los Muertos celebrants build temporary altars in memory of loved ones who have died. It is a traditional activity incorporating spiritualism, symbolism, family, faith, and community.
The Mission Cultural Center is hosting a gala reception on Nov. 2 for “Death in Parallel/Muerte Paralela,” a Day of the Dead exhibit which runs through Nov. 4.
Sugar skulls are incorporated into most Dia de los Muertos altars. While many shops and bakeries sell sugar skulls, the edible jewels are often made at home or at workshops.