In spanish that means the "the day of the dead". Many people of Mexican heritage celebrate their ancestors that have passed away on this day.
Many families visit the graves of the deceased and leave offerings and flowers. Some of the offerings are favorite foods of the family members or sweet sugar skulls.
Recently my really good friend got invited to a "Dia de Los Muertos" dinner party and she dressed up for the occasion. I love her embroidered costume with the lace and flower head-dress and not to mention how fabulous her make-up is!
Her husband also got into costume too! Love his make up and that hat with the flower in it is perfect! They set up an altar in their home with some mementos of their ancestors and photograhphs. I think this is very inspiring since I come from a Hispanic heritage and I need to instill some of those traditions with my girls before they are lost as time goes by.
You can find information here or here if you would like to know more about this tradition or celebratory Holiday. Downtown Los Angeles has a store on Olvera Street with lots of things for this holiday and many activities are planned for the event.