Dia de Los Muertos 2016 Celebrations in San Diego

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Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and a highly anticipated holiday even in the United States. Celebrations take place over the course of several days (October 29 – November 2) and consist of a variety of activities to honor the deceased: many build private altars called ofrendas and decorate sugar skulls. Families will often bring those along with marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages to the graves of their loved ones as gifts. Here’s where to spend Dia de Los Muertos 2016 in San Diego.  Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in San Diego

dia de los muertos in san diegoDia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and a highly anticipated holiday even in the United States. Celebrations take place over the entire weekend (October 31 – November 2) and consist of a variety of activities to honor the deceased: many build private altars called ofrendas and decorate sugar skulls. Families will often bring those along with marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages to the graves of their loved ones as gifts. Here are ways to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in San Diego! Continue reading

Dia De Los Muertos: All Saints Day

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We live in San Diego which spoils us with perfect weather nearly 365 days a year. It also spoils us with different cultures and traditions. There is one tradition that has grown in popularity over the years, and that is Dia De Los Muertos, also known as All Saints Day. It’s the celebration of the unity of life and death and it is considered to be one of the most important holidays of the year in Mexico and in many other countries. The tradition of celebrating Dia De Los Muertos is common in countries highly influenced by Roman Catholic heritage. The holiday extends to parts of Europe and Asia. The symbol commonly associated with the holiday: the decorated skull.
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