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“When is the Day of the Dead Parade?”

We get this question a lot. And there are a lot of misconceptions embedded in it. Clearing up those misconceptions can help you have a much more meaningful All Souls Procession experience. Parade vs. Procession Let’s start with the easy one: Parade. The All Souls Procession is not a parade as parade is commonly defined. Usually, when…

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Who Pays for the Procession?

The All Souls Procession, Procession of Little Angels, Personal Altars Vigil, and All Souls Procession Workshops are all free to attend and always will be. We believe strongly that everyone should have access to the creative and healing power of this communal experiences of grief and celebration. But the events are definitely not free to produce….

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2015 Finale Ceremony Theme

Every year, the Spirit Groups (the Fire, Stilt, and Aerial groups and the Community group of Ambassadors, Ushers, and Attendants who escort the Urn) have a theme that ties together all of their various projects. In past years, that theme has included a color and a concept. Lots of other folks have picked up on the…

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2015 Finale Musical Guest

We are thrilled to welcome Grey Filastine and Nova as the 2015 Finale Ceremony musical guests. Grey Filastine is the composer of a gritty electronic music that collides the lowest frequencies of bass music with the highest-level beat science, acoustic instruments and field recordings. His work often features Javanese indie rapper Nova and avant-garde cellist Brent…

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Sharing Skills and Stories: All Souls Workshops

Free community workshops have always been an integral aspect of the All Souls Procession experience right from the very beginnings. Be it in someone’s backyard or in a warehouse space, there have always been these amazing opportunities for people like you and me to share their visions, their skills, their grief, and their love with…

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Kindred Spirits One and All

Long-time Urn Attendant C. Meade shares her story and feelings about the Spirit Group experience, the All Souls Procession, and the part we all play in this community pageant of life, death and love. I moved to Tucson in 2004, arriving on July first. Unloading the U-Haul the next day I pretty much thought I…

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A Sacred Time For Any and All Souls

by Karen Falkenstrom of Odaiko Sonora Who am I to understand this weaving? Growing up, holidays were a reason to shop, eat too much, and plan stressful (but mostly pleasant) family gatherings. I hadn’t experienced the ecstatic, rarified state said to come from spiritual practice yet (which came upon reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Bells”…

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Mama Hands

By Kristin Hedges, Mama of Nathaniel Lewis Hedges I have defined myself in a number of ways throughout my life. But since having had children, I am first and foremost a Mama. Being a Mama is physical work; hard, full-body work. There are butts to wash, food to cook, hair to comb, clothes to wash, beds…

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