It’s time for All Souls Procession Weekend

25th annual All Souls Procession will be on Sunday, Nov. 9, starting at 4 p.m. to assemble north of the 6th Avenue underpass into downtown, at 6:30 p.m. proceed along Alameda Street to Congress Street, then under the I-10 to the San Agustin Mercado, 101 S. Avenida del Convento (for the finale).  About 20,000 people are expected at this event, one of Tucson’s largest celebrations, a Mexican tradition to remember loved ones who have passed on.

Map of the route below:

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The official poster for 25th All Souls this year was drawn by local Tucson artist Mel Dominguez, and this poster will also be on the All Souls Procession 2015 Calendar, available shortly for sale on their website, www.allsoulsprocession.org.  Pre and post  All Souls Procession activities are also listed on their website.

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And if you want to see more of Mel’s Dia de los Muertos artwork, stop by Pop Cycle at 422 N. 4th Avenue on Friday night Nov. 7th, , 7 to 9 p.m.

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2 responses to “It’s time for All Souls Procession Weekend

  1. I saw dead people…thousands and thousands in tonight’s All Souls Procession, including Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers chanting with lanterns, Scottish bagpipers, Mexican maricachi serenaders & folklorico dancers, Brazilian drummers & dancers, brides, grooms, children, dead animals, bicyclists & carts with skeletons, coffins, etc. etc. Tremendous celebration in memory of the dead, plus protestors against LGBT hate crimes, nuclear power, prisons. All heading to the Mercado for the finale. Perhaps 50,000 in all in attendance, including spectators.

  2. Dropped by Pop Cycle on 4th Ave. to see Mel’s Dia de los Muertos artwork — very productive paintings of all sizes, some with cacti, lots of calaveras with black background. As usual a large crowd of admirers and friends were there. Enjoy the rest of this All Souls weekend, esp. the procession on Sunday night.