Day of the Dead
Performers, traditional Day of the Dead bread, and altars are the key elements in this Magical Town’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which reflect Zapotec customs. Altars are usually three levels, representing hell, earth, and heaven. They are filled with regional fruit and the traditional Day of the Dead bread shaped like rabbits and angels. Performers costumed as characters related to the event or simply well-known figures fill the streets, celebrating to the rhythm of the San Mateo band. At night, the central tourist corridor bustles with rides and food stalls that celebrate the arrival of the dead.
When: October 31 – November 2
Capulálpam de Méndez, Oax., MéxicoSee map