Here’s where you can see the Spiral Dance ritual again (and again!)
In other years, Dia de los Muertos in San Francisco would mean a November 2nd community celebration honoring the dead, with altars in a local park and a candlelight procession through the streets of the Mission District.
In the face of the Covid pandemic, the Marigold Project has moved the 2020 commemoration online, with beautiful elemental altars created by local artists.
Click here to view the 2020 altars, photographed by Noah Berger for the Chronicle.
Dear Reclaiming Community,
Due to the pandemic, the 41st Annual Spiral Dance ritual will be held online on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, 2020.
We hope you will join us on this blue moon, a mere three days before the election.
We in the Spiral Dance Cell decided to act with an abundance of caution to protect our Pagan community. We will be reaching out very soon with more information as to how you may participate in this life-changing magical working.
Yours in Service,
The Spiral Dance Organizing Cell
Info & Updates: ReclaimingSpiralDance.org
Photo copyright 2020 Michael Rauner
Photos from Berkeley PaganFest 2012 – rare photos in the Bay Area, where most rituals are not filmed.
Ritual planners teach the steps of the traditional maypole dance, but it quickly devolves into a do-as-thou-wilt celebration. The dance is always popular with kids!
Photos by Luke Hauser.