All Souls Procession wraps with solemn 2 mile walk

Organizers say 150,000 people took part in Sunday's walk
Posted at 10:36 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 00:36:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Grande Avenue was closed Sunday night for what organizers say was 150,000 people making their way down the street for the 2019's "All Souls Procession."

"I'm here to remember my niece, Augustina Soto," Rachel Tineo said.

The 30th 'All Souls Procession' came to a close Sunday night with face-paint, music, art and of course, the walk to remember.

"It's such an amazing event, you're able to grieve and participate in mourning with everyone else that's here for the same reason," Tineo said.

Since 1990 that reason has been to remember and to celebrate with Tucson.

"It means a lot because everybody shares in the celebration of life but in the sorrow too. It reminds you that you're not alone," said Jean Stockwell, who remembered her twin sister at the procession.

She joined others, marching shoulder to shoulder in remembrance.

"We had out of state visitors who traveled many, many miles to come here for this special event," said Karen Sisco.

"It doesn't matter where we're from, what side of town we live," Tineo said. "Doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican, we're all here doing the same thing."

It's an event that Sisco say is very uniquely Tucson.

"Tucson culture fully, in it's best and Tucson is just an amazing, unique, very creative city that i'm very proud to be part of."