Day of the Dead on the Border at Tecate

Here's a photo montage of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) during a quick trip across the border to the small town of Tecate, Baja California. The photos were taken at the Tecate Municipal Cemetery (panteon). You can read more about Day of the Dead at

Sempasuchil (marigolds) are official flower of Dias de los Muertos

Dirt grave decorated with Marigolds

Graves are cleaned and decorated throughout the cemetery

Playing the deceased favorite songs
Musicians for hire

Father and son decorating a grave
Locals dressed in tradition calaveras costumes

Freshly painted gravesite
Vendors selling food and flowers at cemetery entrance