Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos) 2024

Where: And all over the country, ,
When: Friday, November 1, 2024 - Saturday, November 2, 2024
El Dia De Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead, Mexican - Photo by: dat7 via
El Dia De Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead, Mexican
Photo by: dat7 via

Every year Mexico celebrates The Day of the Dead with ceremonies related to cemeteries and death. The ceremonies are not sad ones, in contrary; they are celebrations where the dead arise from the other worlds and come, once a year, to visit their living relatives.

The first day is dedicated to the young dead and the second day to the older ones. Lots of families spend the night near their relative’s graves that are covered with flowers. Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town of Patzcuaro and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

They prepare festive meal with candle light that turns the graveyard into a colorful and happy place. The residents prepare various sweets in shapes that related to death like skeletons and skulls. The children wear scary disguises and in the evening the skies are full of fireworks.

The holiday is celebrated all over Mexico but the event in Patzcuaro is the most known event that attracts more and more visitors every year.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Patzcuaro and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Mexico Tourism Board
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.
Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US.
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Mexico background and overview
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 recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) was sworn in on 1 December 2000 as the first chief executive elected in free and fair elections.
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