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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca


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Day of the Dead Altars in Oaxaca
Oaxacan Day of the Dead Altar

An Altar for Day of the Dead

© Suzanne Barbezat
Many of the Day of the Dead altars you'll see in Oaxaca are works of art. Schools and social organizations hold contests for the best altars and some of them are astonishingly intricate and beautiful. You may see paths of cempasuchil petals leading up to altars. These are believed to help the dead to find their way.

Find out how to make your own Day of the Dead altar, and see more photos of Day of the Dead altars.

Next: Day of the Dead Markets in Oaxaca

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