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33rd Annual Procession and Ceremony with PORANGUI

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The All Souls Procession is one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today. The Procession had its beginnings in 1990 with a ceremonial performance piece created by local artist Susan Johnson. Johnson was grieving the passing of her father, and as an artist, she found solace in a creative, celebratory approach to memorializing him. Says Johnson, “From the beginning, it was different people’s ethnic groups, different cultures, but also it was all these different art forms put together.”

After its inception, local artists were inspired to continue, growing the Procession into its modern incarnation. Today we find ourselves hosting over 150,000 participants on the streets of downtown Tucson for a two-mile-long human-powered procession that ends in the ceremonial burning of “The Urn”. The Urn is filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes of the public for those who have passed.

Myriad altars, performers, installation artists, and creatives of all kinds collaborate to prepare their offerings for this amazing event. The 33rd All Souls Procession Weekend Honors the Ancestors and our lost loved ones and Celebrates Life.

The All Souls Procession is a grassroots people-powered Event.

Your generosity of spirit and financial support make it happen!

November 4-6, 2022