This year’s Ritual Procession honors MALINALLI (grass) governed by PATECATL (the tonali Aztec calendar symbol) connoting life’s energy. This day signifies tenacity, rejuvenation; that which cannot be uprooted forever. MALLINALI days are for persevering against all odds and for creating alliances that will survive the test of time. It is a good day for those who are suppressed, a bad day for their suppressors.
These days are also governed by the primordial urge to create order out of chaos. Speech, agriculture, and the family are three means by which the Ancients established order. These are still our most important treasures. The ever-present line of thought runs from — seed to fruit to seed. MALINALLI days are good days to participate in the community; bad days for solitude.
The 2016 Ritual Procession honors the memory of:
Francisco X. Alarcon Chicano Poet, Educator, winner of the national Book Award for Snake Poems -An Aztec Invocation, and author of numerous award winning children’s books,
Dr. Horacio N. Roque Ramirez Latino LGBT Historian, Author, Educator & Cultural Activist,
Peter Rodriguez Chicano-Mexican American Artist, founder of San Francisco’s Mexican Museum, Juan Gabriel Mexican Legendary Singer & Song Writer, during the last 4 decades,
The 49 Victims of the Orlando Massacre of 2016,
Victims Of Terrorist Attacks,
Victims Of Fires in San Francisco,
Public Servants Who Died In The Line Of Duty and
All Persons & Their Companion Animals Who Died This Year.