|Next Ride Friday, November 4 at 7:30 PM~ Starting Balboa Park~Route Map http://g.co/maps/7k8wv |
if you have lived in the bay area for any amount of time, most likely you are familiar with various looks for day of the dead as celebrated in parts of north, central and south america. they can range from the more traditional, to the sf-influenced looks.
traditional looks incorporate the flowers for the eyes, usually a cross on the forehead or on the chin. some incorporate cracks on the skulls, and there’s also those half-skull faces. and don’t forget those marigolds for your hair or on your person!
dia de los muertos’ way of celebrating the dead has its roots in aztec culture, and the mixing of spanish and indigenous iconography during dia de los muertos celebrations continues today.
here are two sf-influenced looks by some homies of mine. they have a more modern and urban feel, and what are we here at sfbp if not modern and urban?
but we’re not only doing day of the dead as they celebrate it in the americas. we also want people to share how their own culture honors the dead.
japan’s bon festival!
china’s qingming festival…
this is obviously not a comprehensive list…so please represent yourself and be proud!
see you all on friday, november 4, 2011 at 7:30pm! stay tuned for the route!