A Cross-Cultural Look at Undas as Practiced in the Philippines
In recognition of the large Filipino population here, my September San Diego Taphophile updates includes Undas. It is the Philippine version of Day of the Dead. Here are two articles that discuss how it evolved in the Philippines:
The photo below shows a family member placing flowers and candles on the group tomb of his ancestors. You can see the list of the ancestors on the tomb. Many Filipinos use the occasion to travel to their ‘hometown’ to visit with family at the graves of their ancestors. In larger cemeteries, the number of people arriving for Undas can cause a problem. Local police may have to restrict the number of people traveling to the cemetery because it interrupts traffic.
Here in San Diego County, most of the cemeteries close at dusk, so visits to the cemetery to observe Undas must be done during the day.
Which San Diego area cemeteries/graveyards allow Dia de Los Muertos decorations?
These are the locations that I know allow families to place Dia de Los Muertos decorations like you see in the photo:
A link to more info on Dia de Los Muertos events in Old Town San Diego:
One of the branded items available from my store!
Another part of my September San Diego Taphophile updates! This branded coffee mug is just one of the original items for sale from my store, available through Ebay and Etsy: