Day of the Dead
November 2 is the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Difuntos), commemorated in El Salvador and throughout Latin America. Family members visit cemeteries where they beautify the gravesites of relatives and loved ones with flowers, paint, whitewash and other decoration. La Prensa has a photo galleryof preparations at certain cemetaries and another photo gallery of sights from family activites today.
Actually, conmemorated worldwide, anywhere there are Catholics. The Roman Church's name for the festivity is
Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum