This traditional Mexican holiday is a day to celebrate life while remembering and honoring the dearly departed. It is believed that the spirits of ancestors visit their families on Oct. 31 and leave on Nov. 2. There are multiple commemorations of El Dia throughout the South Bay.

Children Discovery’s Dia de Los Muertos
Oct 28, 12pm
Children Discovery Museum: 180 Woz Way, San Jose
Remember the lives of your ancestors with playful skeletons and colorful altars. The event will include storytelling and special art activities.

Catholic Cemeteries Dia de Los Muertos
Oct 28, 11am
Calvary Catholic Cemetery: 2650 Madden Ave, San Jose
Bring memorabilia to place at the community altar in celebration of the lives of ancestors, friends and family. In association with the Silicon Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce the Calvary Cemetery will hold a day of remembrance. The free event will include art, music, dancing and face-painting as well as other crafts for kids. Food, art, books and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Redwood City’s 2017 Dia de Los Muertos
Nov 5, 3pm
Courthouse Square: 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City
A day filled with activities, stories and laughter to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost. With music, dancing, food and activities for children, the seventh annual event invites the community to join the procession and festival. The event will end with the creation of a large chalk art mural. Everyone is encouraged to participate.