Preparing for Day of the Dead 2007

by Ron Mader

Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a holiday that combines ancient indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It’s a whimsical and yet serious holiday that takes place between October 31st and November 2nd. All eyes will be on Oaxaca to see if this holiday spurs the lackluster tourism sector back to life.

Mexico may have the most spectacular festivals in the hemisphere. Well known are festivities in Oaxaca, Michoacán, and Mexico City. Planeta.com is launching a global group focusing on the Muertos holiday in 2007. Add your photos of altar preparation and festivities to the Day of the Dead 2007 Flickr group. Our only request is that you ask permission before you take photos that you add to this group.
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2 thoughts on “Preparing for Day of the Dead 2007”

  1. Day of the Dead in many communities is not much like that in Oaxaca. Here it is more like a community/family reunion in the panteón (cemetery). I wrote a piece on this for my private mail list. I cannot remember now, but it may have been printed in Dave’s newsletter.

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