El Xantolo – Day of the Dead

Xantolo is one of the most important celebrations of the Huasteca Potosina region. This tradition honoring the dead represents the sacred reuniting of the living and their ancestors; it is a chance to pause the hustle and bustle of daily life so the dead may visit. On November 1st, a vigil is held with prayers and praise. Incense and images are placed on altars, the living and the dead mingle all night long. Meanwhile, on the 2nd, offerings are taken to the cemeteries.

When: November 2



Xilitla, S.L.P., México

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