Dias De Los Muertos

Not only is Halloween approaching but so is one of Mexico’s largest holidays, Dias De Los Muertos. This celebration occurs on November 1st, and 2nd. Traditions include building altars honoring deceased loved ones. They use sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visit their graves with these as gifts. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate and respect family and friends that have passed. The Catrina skeleton is one of the most recognizable figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Here at Luna we are celebrating with our own homemade altar and Catrinas galore. We also have a display in downtown San Luis Obispo at Arts Obispo in the Creamery. Here are some photos as well as a link to a video and more information about this wonderful Mexican tradition.


Click here for a wonderful short Travel Channel Day of

the Dead  video