Day of the Dead in a Typical Oaxacan Village

Day of the Dead - Cemetery, Teotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico  © John Lamkin

Day of the Dead - Cemetery, Teotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico © John Lamkin

I arrived in the village of Teotitlán del Valle just in time for the Day of the Dead celebrations –November 1st & 2nd. I was traveling with a film crew for Starr Interiors’ Line of the Spirit™ weaving collection (Taos, New Mexico).

This being fiesta preparation time, I got to watch a village matron, Alta Gracia, who was featured in the film, fire up several barbecue pits with sizzling goat meat to be sold to the neighbors for the celebrations. I was invited to attend the family’s pre-fiesta feast where I enjoyed barbecued meat served with several of her homemade sauces, ranging from mild, but tasty, to raging hot. It was an unforgettable meal, a meal that in itself would have made the trip worthwhile, and it whet my appetite for the actual Dias le los Muertos, Day of the Dead, fiesta, for which I saw preparations being made all around. Read more at Examiner.

 

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