El Dia de los Difuntos/The Day of the Deceased

St. Augustine
October 27, 2018
14 Cordova St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

Florida Living History, partnering with the Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association, is offering this festive heritage event that focuses on the ancient Spanish tradition when families and friends celebrate and joyfully honor the memory of their loved ones who have died. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the organizations will discuss and demonstrate the historic customs and foodways associated with this holiday and still used by Hispanic cultures to prepare for All Souls Day. Volunteers will portray some of the notable historical personages interred in the Tolomato Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the continental United States. In addition, FLH will present the traditional Marcha de la Santa Compaña, The March of the Holy Company, a night-time, torch-lit procession through downtown St. Augustine, with historical re-enactors representing the souls of the noble and loyal city's citizens throughout the past 400 years. This event will end with an abbreviated candle-lit production of the play, Don Juan Tenorio, a time-honored part of Dia de los Difuntos celebrations, illustrating the redemptive power of true affection and triumph of love over death itself. Admission is free of charge. Donations are welcome.     


Full List of Dates

SaturdayOctober 27, 2018
  • Amenities
    • Free