Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town on the weekend prior to or on the actual dates of November 1 and 2.
This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones.
This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition.
Old Town’s diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to foster this celebration.
Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional food
Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos also holds a traditional procession each year on 2. This eveny is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region. It is believed that on these days the spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate with friends and family. This is a happy, festive, very artistic, and visually stimulating celebration, which is not in any way to be confused with Halloween.
The event consists of three major themes: Remembrance, Community and Celebration.
Visit over 40 altars of remembrance presented in both traditional and contemporary ways, including a public altar where you are encouraged to participate by adding your own mementos and photos.
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