The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos or Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated in our neighborhood of Barrio Logan in San Diego with a very lively and colorful procession and altars, live music, traditional Mexican pastries and Hot Chocolate which are given out along the route. You can also purchase traditional food at the Sherman Hieghts Community Center where all gather for the start of the procession which snakes its way through the neighborhood and back to the Sherman Heights Community Center.
Join us at 5:30pm, we will have a Private Tour of the Altars provided by Student Planet's Daniel Pozos, enjoy the pre-procession festivities and then go along with the Procession!
There is so much to see and take in, you will love it and be awestruck!
Cultural Note:It is also celebrated in Tijuana, all over Mexico and elsewhere associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, and is held on November 1 and 2. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and to remember friends and family members who have died. It is commonly portrayed as a day of celebration rather than mourning. They build colorful altars decorated with the favorites of those who have passed. Photos, Marigold flowers, food, alcohol, soda, and so much more.
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