Thousands of people walked in or watched a nearly 2-mile procession on Tucson's west side on Sunday, remembering and celebrating the lives of lost loved ones.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, Nov. 7 was expected to attract nearly 150,000 people. Last year, the event went virtual due to the pandemic. The All Souls Procession is hosted by Many Mouths One Stomach.

The event began in 1990 with Tucson artist Susan Johnson hoping to find a way to honor her late father. 

Below are 28 beautiful photos of the All Souls Procession, photographed by two talented Arizona Daily Star photographers.

Evangelina Dominguez says the butterflies represent the family and friends who have passed and walks for all of those who have died during the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Attendees walk down N. Bonita Ave. during the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Angelita Salazar gets her make-up done by Courtney Davis, face painter, before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

A participant places a note in the urn before the start of the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Ashley Maken, 19, holds up a photo of her aunt who passed away in 2019 from health problems during the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Courtney Davis, of Tucson Face Painters, works on Henry Raymundo's face before the start of the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Vicki Lund smiles after looking at her make-up before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Austin Gage, center left, walks with his mom Jean Gage, far left, during the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021.

Gabrielle Ochoa places messages into the Urn for her family and the Tucson community before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Lynn DuMont, center, Peggy McIntosh, Nancy Gifford, right, and Vicki Lund grab a bite to eat at Pat's Chili Dogs before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

A women walks down N. Bonita Ave. during the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

The 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

An urn attendee helps another urn attendee with their dress before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Ana Anzalone, right, records the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession as it passes by her on N. Bonita Ave. in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Attendees walk around the Urn before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Ashley Maken, left, posed for a photographer while walking down N. Grande Ave. before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Family members, from right to left, Cecilia Martinez, Ana Carino and Priscilla Carino walk down N. Grande Ave. with signs for their family members before the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 

Ann Moreno sits on the curb before the start of the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021. Moreno says she was walking to remember her grandson, Cruz Patino Jr., who was found unresponsive at the Pima County Jail. She also lost her son in 2011.

Patricia Maisch, of Moms Demand Action, waits for the start of the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021. Maisch carries the names of all the students and teachers who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

Coryann Camp set up photos of loved ones who have passed away during the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021. Camp's son, Dirk Dastrup, died in July from suicide. He was in the United States Air Force.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Evangelina Dominguez walks during the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

The 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

A woman stands under a spotlight at a bench during the 32nd annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on November 7, 2021.

Pieces of paper burn in the Urn following the 32nd Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 7th, 2021. 


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