Día de los Muertos

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos in San Antonio

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Discover magic. And, experience the unforgettable spectacle of San Antonio’s annual Día de los Muertos celebrations. Also known as “the Day of the Dead”, Día de los Muertos is the tradition of celebrating and sharing memories of loved ones who have passed.

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The city celebrates with more than 20 unique events during October and November. That’s more celebrations than any other city in America! From intimate gatherings with traditional dressed altars, to multiple-day festivals, to live music and festive processions that run through downtown, there’s something for everyone. Join us. And, celebrate the rich culture of these historic traditions.

Common Questions

What is Día de los Muertos?
Also known as “the Day of the Dead”, Día de los Muertos is a tradition-filled day during which families remember the departed and share memories of loved ones. To celebrate their lives, they participate in a variety of activities including lively processions and parades, and traditional dress and altar building.

What are all the items on the altars?
Sugar skulls, tamales, Pan de Muerto and more can all be found on Día de los Muertos altars. Learn More about Day of the Dead altars here.