The celebration began with a procession that moved down Ninth Street and ended outside of Fleisher's historic Sanctuary space.
Photographer: Colibri Workshop
Music was a significant part of the procession.
All participants were invited to don traditional garb or make themselves up as folk skeletons.
The procession crossed through numerous Philadelphia landmarks, including the famed Italian Market.
The procession ended outside the doors of Fleisher's Sanctuary on Catharine Street.
Traditional papercuts, called papel picado, adorned the Sanctuary.
Guest artist Alexis Nutini designed the altar installation and worked with Fleisher students and members of the community to create and install it.
Traditional dance troupes kicked off the celebration in the Sanctuary.
Artist Cesar Viveros has long been involved in the celebration and 2018 was dedicated to his late wife, artist Ana Palma. Ana was also deeply involved in the celebration and worked with Cesar in designing several altar installations.
The celebration includes many performances, a number of them musical.