Day of the dead – Dia de los Muertos 2011 – San Francisco

In San Francisco, it is celebrated with a procession in the mission district with most people dressed up and face painted [The most common design for Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), is to paint the face to resemble a skull. The skull has a uniquely positive meaning in Dia de los Muertos, very different from the skeletons and ghosts of Halloween.] and make altars to honor the people that they lost in their lifes.