by ALEX FRUECHTENICHT
Photos by Larry Gaurano
The All Souls Procession is an annual event that draws over 100,000 people into Tucson each year.
According to their website, “The All Souls Procession is an event that was created to serve the public’s need to mourn, reflect and celebrate the universal experience of death, through their ancestors, loved ones and the living.”
Starting back in 1990, the All Souls Procession has deep roots in the community, with people keeping the event completely donation-based funded.
Twenty-five years later, the event has grown into an event spreading across the country and even parts of Mexico.
The event lasts only a few hours, starting on 6th Avenue, heading down Toole Avenue until reaching the ceremonial grounds on Congress St. where the urn is burned.
The volunteers encourage everybody to help donate for the hungry ghosts in the event.
This year’s event held one of the largest amount of attendees, somewhere around 150,000 people to the streets of downtown Tucson.