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In San Jose del Cabo many shops create their own Ofrendas and displays to signify the day
Días de Los Muertos

November 1st 2013
To a mere bystander, Day of the Dead sounds rather ominous. But here in Mexico, this particular day is a celebration of life, through death. As the entire region prepares for Días de Los Muertos, streets and homes are spruced up, markets bustle with activity, the stalls are decorated with colourful symbolisms of death, everything from those beautiful Juan Torres sculptures, to marzipan bones, ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
4th January 2014

So colorful
Great photos and excellent historical context! How wise to be in Mexico for this colorful holiday--I hope to be in Oaxaca for it someday. I love the Mexican respect for the dead more than Halloween's fear of ghosts--after all, we're all going to die. Glad you got to experience a slice of authentic Mexican life!

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