This is Oceanside’s 20th annual Día de los Muertos Festival, but the first time in years it has been back in Downtown. (I actually haven’t been once since it was moved to the Oceanside Mission, although I heard it was a poignant venue.) Today, over a week before Día de los Muertos technically begins, the entire Downtown area was filled with altars, marigold flowers, chalk art, painted faces, candles, skeletons, and trunk altars. It was a site to see. So many beautiful things displayed to celebrate the life of those no longer with us.