Which local cemeteries/graveyards allow families to place Dia de Los Muertos decorations?
There are a number of media sources listing local cities that will host cultural events this year. What about Dia de Los Muertos in San Diego cemeteries in 2023?
The list below shows the graveyards/cemeteries that I know allow families to place Dia de Los Muertos decorations like you see in the photo below:
List of cemeteries/graveyards
The oldest active graveyard/cemetery in North San Diego County is Mission San Luis Rey. It is one of the two original Missions in San Diego County. The other, Mission San Diego de Alcala, does not have an open/public graveyard. The photo below shows Dia de Los Muertos decorations in the “original” section of the graveyard. More elaborate decorations are visible in the photo above, in one of the newer sections.
La Vista opened in 1868 to accommodate pioneer families in what would be National City. It is a family-owned business.
El Camino Memorial opened in the early 1960s as a master-planned cemetery. The cemetery is open 24 hours a day. The Dia de Los Muertos observance will be a daytime event.
Greenwood opened in 1907 to provide burial space for San Diego residents.
The second oldest European cemetery in San Diego. It is also known as Old Town Catholic Cemetery. Opened in 1849, it is closed to new burials. The site is open 24 hours a day, a few blocks from the Whaley House.
Now you know about Dia de Los Muertos in San Diego cemeteries! Check the link below for a list of events scheduled in local cities. Included on the list is a procession in Old Town San Diego from the Catholic church to El Campo Santo.
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