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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca


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Visit Oaxaca's San Miguel Cemetery on Day of the Dead
Oaxaca Day of the Dead cemetery

San Miguel Cemetery in Oaxaca

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A highlight of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca is a visit to the cemeteries. One of the main cemeteries to visit is the Panteon General (the Oaxaca General Cemetery), also known as the Panteon San Miguel. Here you will find candles lighting up the niches, and some Day of the Dead altars. There are stands selling treats and carnival rides set up outside the cemetery.

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