Ok, on to the pictures, starting with the clown above -- I guess birthdays do bring us one year closer, don't they?
This year's Urn, where people can place a short note of remembrance about a departed loved one. The Urn will be lit on fire and lifted skyward by a large crane during the grand finale later in the night (post #3 of my series).
Lots of people of all ages starting to gather at the starting area of the All Souls Procession. The Procession is held on a Sunday night and later than Dia de los Muertos to put some distance between the very different, more commercial, gore and party centric Halloween holiday).
There was a fairly large group of Andean instrument playing, colorful, and energetic dancers which we followed for much of the procession.