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Caption"Perhaps it's the mix of spiritual connection gravity and levity not to mention the stylin' calaveras and brightly-colored floral iconography that has made the celebration resonate here. The city hosts what is arguably the largest Muertos festivities in the country featuring altar displays at SOMArts the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Garfield Park as well as a procession that organizers expect to attract 100 000 participants...That's not to say there isn't disagreement over how the holiday should be celebrated here. A dispute over who is the source of police complaints about overcrowding and public drunkenness led to a split between Juan Pablo's collective's march and the Marigold Project's altar installations in Garfield Park. "They want to create a party atmosphere and that's not what it's about " Pablo said. "It's about honoring the dead. "The procession is a moving target without any of the hassles of a fixed location " replies Kevin Mathieu Marigold Project organizer. " EDITOR'S NOTE: The question not asked is whether anyone other than SFPD-Mission is organizing the procession following the first group led by the Aztec dancers and organized by Juan Pablo _______________ Attribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/aforum/5099713078/
HeadlineHow a Mexican tradition came to be our own by Caitlin Donohue @
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