Although Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos
rituals in Guatemala and cities in Mexico such as Oaxaca City
deservedly get lots of attention, it’s also possible to take part in authentic ceremonies for Day of the Dead in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico as well.
A home altar decorated for Day of the Dead
Although you won’t see Day of the Dead recognized to the same extent as in other places in Mexico, you will still be able to notice many Day of the Dead elements around town such as enormous bunches of marigolds, altars, candles and marzipan candies in the shapes of skulls. You can also shop for pan de muerto (special sweet bread) in stands set up in and around Mercado Benito Juárez and Parque Idilio.
Day of the Dead sugar candies
How to Celebrate Day of the Dead in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca
If you’re in Puerto Escondido for November 2nd, it’s worthwhile to join culture-guru Gina Machorro on her guided Day of the Dead tour, an authentic ceremony remembering the lives of Puerto Escondido residents.
During the walking tour, she’ll explain the history of Dia de Los Muertos as well as talk about the symbolism of flowers and the important annual ritual of cleaning the gravestones to welcome the return of the spirits of the departed and more.
Date: November 2, 2018
Specifics: You will have an opportunity to purchase Day of the Dead flowers and candles at the Mercado Benito Juárez. You’ll then proceed to the municipal cemetery for the ceremony.
Cost: Check with Gina directly for cost. In the past it was 250 pesos
Reserve your spot in advance by emailing Gina at email@example.com
or visiting the Tourist Information Booth in front of Hotel Rocamar on the Adoquin
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