This weekend I went to a day of the dead festival about an hour away. I always wanted to do something for dia de los muertos, but I always forget during the hubub of halloween. Dia de los muertos is on Nov 2, but this festival is the biggest on in San Diego. I may visit another part of town where they have events the day of. Last year we celebrated at our house with an alter for all my dead relatives. At the festival they had SO many elaborate altars, even altars displayed in the trunk of old school lowrider cars. It was really fun, even though there was santa ana winds and it was super hot. I painted only one of my eyes, since I didn't have time to do the whole face.