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Día de los Muertos Altar

October 1 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm

Free for Mission members or with paid admission to the Mission

Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead is a multi-day Mexican holiday that focuses on bringing family and friends together to pray for and remember those who have died.

While not a Catholic tradition, it is a cultural tradition that is celebrated in Latin American countries. The festivities begin on October 31st and end on November 2nd annually to coincide with All Saint’s Day and All Souls Day.

Traditions including building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased, including using marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of those departed.

Mission San Juan Capistrano is a place where loved ones gather to experience family and history together. The Landmark is also a place that many return to time and time again to remember. We invite you to to join us in remembering your departed loved ones by placing their name on our special remembrance altar or ofrenda.

As a place of inspiration, education and preservation, this California Landmark serves to inspire and bring people together to learn, to reflect, and whenever possible to remember.


October 1 @ 9:00 am
November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Free for Mission members or with paid admission to the Mission
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Historic Sala