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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Oaxaca
Woman in a cemetery on Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

© Suzanne Barbezat
Oaxaca is a great destination any time of the year, but Day of the Dead is a particularly magical time in this city. Located in southern Mexico, Oaxaca is steeped in rich traditions and Day of the Dead is one of the biggest celebrations of the year.

Oaxacan Day of the Dead celebrations take place over several days. The main events take place from October 31st to November 2nd, but there are Day of the Dead activities that take place before and after these dates. Different villages have different customs around the celebration, and may observe Day of the Dead on different dates.

Click through the links below for more information about Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, and some travel tips for visiting Oaxaca during this special time.

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