Across the nation there were many praying for their loved ones who passed away. Many locals visited cemeteries Wednesday with their priest to pray over graves for Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

The Mexican holiday is observed throughout Mexico as well as parts of the United States including South Texas to honor and remember the dearly departed.

Dia de Los Muertos originally celebrated in the summer the holiday was moved to Nov. 1 and 2 to coincide with Roman Catholic festivals such as All Souls Day.

Priests and Deacons spent all day Wednesday at local cemeteries praying for the deceased with their families.