This event celebrates the unity of life and death, considered by many to be the most important holiday of the year in Mexico and other Latin American countries, although it is observed in Portugal, Spain, Philippines, Italy, 

 France and Poland to name a few! Día de los Muertos is a very special time, when once a year, the spirits of loved ones who have died return to earth to celebrate this holiday with friends and family.


The premier Day of the Dead event in San Diego County, Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos, is designed to celebrate the history, culture, and heritage of the region. San Diego’s legacy has a predominance of Mexican, Spanish, and Native American, cultures and as a general melting pot, makes it a special site to hold this beloved celebration. The Old Town San Diego’s

 Día de los Muertos is now at Liberty Station and is more than ever about the history, culture, and heritage of the holiday. Through art, music, and ritual Día de los Muertos honors our ancestors and celebrates community. The customs and culture are completely enveloped in the making of the altars, and the traditions of the food, music, and crafts of the holiday.


The primary tradition connected with the Old Town Día de los Muertos holiday was the building of altars or ofrendas (offerings) honoring the deceased. At Liberty, our primary focus of the celebration is also on the altars and remembering the lives of those that have passed.  event.”What a difference a day (the Day of the Dead) celebration makes!

In the U.S. in the past generation, a Latin American family/religious ritual has been reinvented as a holiday of ethnic pride that builds bridges between new and settled immigrants, between Latinos and Anglos, and across cultural identity, consumerism, and political protest.” Michael Schudson, author of The Good Citizen: A History of American Public Life.

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