Old Town hosts Dia de los Muertos festivities

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SAN DIEGO – Dia de los Muertos festivities continue Tuesday and thousands of San Diegans are expected to gathering in Old Town.

The annual two-day event – on November 1 and 2 — celebrates the life and death of loved ones. The holiday is considered one of the most important of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Tuesday and Wednesday’s events in Old Town are designed to celebrate the history and heritage of the San Diego region.

A candlelight procession, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, symbolizes community unity and will proceed from the state park to El Campo Santo cemetery.  People of all ages are welcome and are expected to start gathering at 4:30 p.m.