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Panteon General (San Miguel Cemetery)

Life and Death Celebrations in Oaxaca
A cemetery is not normally an exciting place, but on November 1st and 2nd in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Panteon General is the place to be.

Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos' is a huge holiday in Oaxaca. Crowds flock to San Miguel Cemetery to remember the dearly departed and to celebrate life. This fiesta is designed to raise the dead and features costumed merrymakers and grievers, altar competitions, 12 piece bands and 'mescal' spiked hot chocolate.
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Victor Bravo Ahuja Nte, Santa Lucía del Camino, Oax., Mexico
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