For Dia De Los Muertos, local businesses let other businesses use their storefronts.

The Day of the Dead, also known as Dia De Los Muertos,

 is becoming more popular in Marin ,. vastly greater than I ever imagined. With a sense of pride and a desire to pass down their Mexican traditions to their children, families first immigrated to California. What began as a solitary activity in the Canal evolved into a communal celebration and time for reflection. To honor and celebrate their deceased family members, neighbors came together. The “torch” for the 34th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in Marin , was recently handed to Marin ,.  On Saturday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m., there will be a car parade/cruise through downtown San Rafael. The car procession/cruise adds to our celebration by giving people a chance to see the decorated cars and the altars in the windows of downtown stores. The owners of shops invite other businesses and people in the area to use their storefront windows to build an alter for everyone to see. Each business will have a different display, so be sure to see them all. This year, the owner of Solan B on 4th Street is hosting Cano Bail Bonds Alter. There, you can find pictures of each other’s friends and family. Anyone is welcome to bring photos of loved ones if there is room.

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that has become more popular in the US over the last 30 years. On November 1st and 2nd, people remember and pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed away. One way this is done is by making altars with pictures, flowers, and the dead person’s favorite foods and drinks. These altars can be very fancy and are often set up in public places, like in front of businesses.


The festival is very important to Mexicans because they believe that if people remember you after you die, you will still be alive. On the Day of the Dead, European Catholic traditions for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are mixed with Aztec funeral rites.

If you’re looking for something fun and festive to do this weekend, be sure to check out the Dia De Los Muertos displays at local businesses in Marin ,