Virtual “Día de los Muertos,” in San Francisco.

On Monday, November 2, 2020 there will be activities at the Cultural Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, via online and in-person (limited) from 5:00 PM through 8:30 PM. The virtual “Festival of the Altars,” will begin at 7:00 PM – However, ten people at a time will be allowed to take a look at less than a dozen of altars inside the Mission Cultural Center, with social distancing and face-covering mandatory. All activities will be accesible via Facebook and Youtube live.

People are encouraged to stay at home and connect to Facebook Live via @dayofthedeadsf and via Youtube Live @DayoftheDeadSF – The Marigold Project. Find more information by the hashtag #dayofthedeadsf and if you can, support the Marigold Project and Bay Area Artists by donating today at

The Day of the Dead tradition crossed the Mexican borders many decades ago. San Francisco began celebrating it in the Mission District in the 1970s. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the Marigold Project are the two leading organizations for this important multicultural celebration. (Watch their video below, and share it.) -Lupita Franco Peimbert.

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