Friday, November 9, 2007

Night of Souls

On the 2nd of November, Latin/South American community of San Francisco celebrates "Night of Souls", which is much closer to Polish tradition of celebrating "Day of Dead" than Halloween. This celebration starts with a procession through Mission District and ends at one of the parks where everybody who wants can set up a kind of altar commemorating their relatives/friends that passed recently. As you can see from the photos below many people dress up that night as ghosts, still I did not have a feeling that they did it "for fun" or to spice up the party, but rather to better experience the reflective metaphysical nature of this event.

I am very grateful to my friend Lev for letting me be part of this celebration. And for a very nice evening afterwards in his and Molly's company.