Most of the traditional Día de los Muertos decorations have been put away.
In the small El Campo Santo cemetery, marigolds are all that remain.
According to Mexican tradition, marigolds, with their color and scent, guide spirits back to the living.
El Campo Santo (The Holy Field) is where many of San Diego’s earliest residents were buried. Marigolds on graves remind the living that those who founded our city are still with us.
To learn more about some of the people laid to rest in Old Town’s historic El Campo Santo cemetery, click here.