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Dia de Muertos Oaxaca

Día de Los Muertos
2024

We invite you to join us and be part of our traditional Day of the Dead activities.

Día de Los Muertos

To non Mexicans, the Day of the Dead festivities may sound rather macabre, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact this festival demonstrates the average Mexicans love and respect for their ancestors and dearly departed.

It all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico, who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives - to eat, drink and be merry. The event is held in graveyards across Mexico, allowing people to commune with deceased family members, not in a somber fashion, but with a joyful sense of reunion.

Alma de mi tierra cross

Deceased children (known as little angels) are remembered on November 1st (All Saints' Day), while adults are remembered on November 2nd (All Souls' Day). During the previous week, vendors set up stalls selling sugar candies in the shape of skeletons, skulls, coffins and tombs. Families create altars in their homes, with flowers, candles, religious amulets and photographs of the dead.

Adult graves are adorned with offerings of the deceased's favorite possessions, foods, alcohol or cigarettes, and are profusely decorated with colorful flowers, particularly marigolds, which are believed to guide the spirits of loved ones home. Children's graves have toys placed upon them, and are covered with colorful streamers and balloons.
Oaxaca is a special place to visit at any time of year, but being present during this unique festival will leave you with unforgettable memories. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this celebration for the deceased is the infusion of life given to its participants.

Picking Flowers Oaxacan Tour

Picking Flowers

Monday, October 28th

$85.00 USD

Full-Day Tour Includes:

1) Picking the flowers that will be used to decorate the family altar 

2) San Antonino 

(Textiles)

3) San Martín Tilcajete

(Alebrijes)

4) Santa Catarina Minas

(Mezcal Tasting)

5) Transportation

6) Picnic Included*

Picking Flowers Oaxacan Tour
Cempasuchil Flowers

Cooking Classes

This year we will be offering four "Day of the Dead" classes, one being a vegetarian menu, and three using the traditional Mole Negro recipe.

Mole negro

Special Cooking Classes

Vegetarian Mole Negro  Class

Saturday, October 26th
Traditional Day of The Dead menu adapted for vegertarians taught out of our home in Jalatlaco.s
From 10 am to 3 pm

$85.00 USD

Tacos Dorados, vegetarian cooking class
alma de mi Tierra Teotitlan Colors

Artisan and Market Tour

Sunday, October 27th

$65.00 USD

Full-Day Tour Includes:

1) Lambityeco(Ruins)

2) Tlacolula (Market's Day)

3) Teotitlán (Textiles) 

4) Transportation

5) Lunch included*

Mole negro ingredients

 Mole Negro Classes

October 26th

Oct. 29th  Class Full

Oct. 30th 

Oct. 31st

Traditional menu for Oaxacan festivities on Day of the Dead taught out of our home in Jalatlaco
From 10 am to 3 pm

$95.00 USD

Making the Altar

Construction of the family Altar

Wednesday, October 30th

Altar Lecture at La Casa de Mis Recuerdos Bed & Breakfast

This hands-on activity begins in the afternoon and will last until early evening. You will be shown how and explained why everything is put together starting from the altar's base to the final adornments.

$25.00 USD

Night Panteon Tour Oaxaca

Evening Cemetery Tour

Saturday, November 02

​Evening Tour includes:
1) Tlalixtac de Cabrera Panteón 
2) San Felipe del Agua Panteón
3) Transportation

From 6:30 pm to 10 pm

$40.00 USD

Annual Dinner and Comparsa

Friday, November 01

Dinner from 7 pm to 9 pm
1) A four-course Dinner created and prepared by Nora served at Alma de mi Tierra located in Jalatlaco.
2) Jalatlaco's Comparsa

$95.00 USD

Annual Dinner and comparsa Jalatlaco Oaxaca

Cemetery Tour

Sunday, November 03
From 3:30 pm to 10:30 pm
 Evening Tour Includes:
1) Night visit to the San Antonino Castillo Velasco Cemetery
2) Transportation
3) Dinner*

$65.00 USD

* Alcoholic drinks are not included
Night Panteon Tour Oaxaca
Day of the Dead Oaxaca

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about activities, tours, and cooking classes.

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