(NEWS 8) - Oceanside is celebrating the Day of the Dead a few days early with the 17th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival this Sunday at the Old Mission San Luis Rey.
The Mexican holiday, normally observed on the first of November, is a day to celebrate the lives and relationships of family and loved ones that have passed on to the afterlife. Participants dress in costumes and often paint their face with artsy skeleton-like designs and take part in prayer and traditional song and dance.
The festival in Oceanside is one of the largest in southern California and takes place at one of the oldest missions in the state. You can bet there will be live music and dancing, as well your favorite Mexican street food and cultural entertainment. A unique car show will feature cool rides set up with trunk alters, shrines designed to facilitate prayer and remembrance of lost loved ones.
The event takes place this Sunday, October 29, at the mission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is $5, or you can park for free at nearby El Camino High School and take a free shuttle to the festival.
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Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission.
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A 37-year-old man jogging in Balboa Park with his two young children Wednesday morning was stabbed above an eye and police searched for his attacker.
Chance of light rain in the morning on Thanksgiving Thursday. Temperatures will cool through Friday and onshore flow continues to strengthen.
Malibu residents who returned home after being evacuated because of the Woolsey Fire braced Tuesday for potential mudslides as rain is forecast for areas scorched by the blaze.
The County of San Diego announced last week that several new housing developments have been placed on hold.