Celebrants in elaborate face paint and colorful attire took to the streets of the Mission District on Wednesday night to honor the memories of their deceased ancestors at the annual Día de los Muertos procession.
Within Mexican culture, the belief is that on the Día de los Muertos, the spirits of those who have passed live through the altars built by grieving loved ones looking to heal.
The smell of tamales and other traditional Mexican treats filled the air, as members of the crowd moved through streets, dancing and singing to live music.
At Potrero del Sol Park, the community bustled about the many ofrendas, or offerings, on display at the Festival of Altars.
The Standard was there to capture the scene. Take a peek at our photos in the slideshow.
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