If you have a cultural resource management, heritage conservation, or historic preservation job, you’re probably used to doing work on cultural resources that have reached significance because of their antiquity or a special circumstance. It’s easy to forget that cultural resources are being created all the time, all around us.
The All Souls Procession in Tucson, Arizona is an excellent example of cultural resource that is created and re-created every year. All Souls Day is a Christian holiday that follows Halloween. It’s a time for all of us to remember the dead and celebrate the special place our ancestors have in our hearts. In many Hispanic countries, All Souls Day is more important than Halloween. The All Souls Procession in Tucson is the largest in the United States and takes place on the first Sunday of November. The distinct Hispanic flavor that has made Tucson famous is what makes this parade so unique.
It’s a celebration of Tucson’s greatest resource– its people.
Check out this sample of the footage I took in 2012.
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting living cultural resources across the United States