Celebrating life and death in Patzcuaro, Mexico
Day of the Dead in Mexico is a joyous and sacred time. It’s a time to prepare for the return of the souls of the dead by preparing altars, visiting gravestones and cooking special food. And, as I discovered in Patzcuaro, Mexico, it’s a time for children to join the triumph over death and celebrate life. Here are some of the faces of the children we met during Dia de los Muertos:
Many of the costumes are based on La Catrina originally created by Jose Guadalupe Posada and named and painted by Diego Rivera in his famous murals.
If You Go
By Bus: First-class La Linea buses run every hour from the Central Camionera Poniente de Observatorio Bus Station in Mexico City to Patzcuaro bus station with a brief stop in Morelia. The cost is 409 pesos ($35 CAD) one-way.
Hotel: Meson San Antonio offers economical but charming rooms (many with fireplaces) in a historic inn located on Serrato St. just steps to the Basilica and the Day of the Dead Flower Market.