Building a Day of the Dead altar

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Sarah Gilbert celebrates the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca with an altar-building Despite its name, Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is far from a macabre festival. Combining pre-Hispanic traditions with Spanish Catholic influence, the Zapotec Indians believed that the spirits of the dead visit the living once a year… Read more »

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead

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It may seem morbid to the outsider but Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is anything but this to Mexicans. Taking place at the start of November, the Day of the Dead is a celebration where the dead can come alive again; something particularly fascinating for those who understand death differently. Today… Read more »

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Children dressed for the Day of the dead festival

Day of the Dead Altar in Mexico

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Despite its name, Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is far from a macabre festival. Combining pre-Hispanic traditions with Spanish Catholic influence, the Zapotec Indians believed that the spirits of the dead visit the living once a year to eat, drink and be merry. The spirits of children are thought to… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 6] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   Today after a leisurely start we headed to the Ethno-botanic gardens only to find that they… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 5] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   After breakfast this morning the food theme continued as we headed to one of the… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 4] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   Today we took a relaxed morning, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, some reading time, some sunshine on… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 3] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   We decided to join a local tour to see some of the nearby highlights of Oaxaca… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 2] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   After a long but useful day of meetings with operators and NGOs, it was time to… Read more »

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Oaxaca research trip.

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[Part 1] This travel diary explores what are now many destinations in three of our tours – Flavour of Oaxaca, Day of the Dead and Treasures of Oaxaca and gives a taste of what that part of Mexico is like.   After a short wait in Mexico city airport we boarded our flight to Oaxaca. We… Read more »

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