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Dia de Muertos Oaxaca
Nora valencia picking flowers

Día de Los Muertos
2023

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

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.

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.

Alma de mi tierra cross
Picking Flowers Oaxacan Tour

Picking Flowers

Saturday, October 28th

$85.00 USD

Full-Day Tour Includes:

1) Picking 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

Thursday, October 26th
Traditional Day of The Dead menu adapted for vegertarians.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 29th

$75.00 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. 27th, Oct. 30th and the 31st

Oct. 31 Class FULL

Traditional menu for Oaxacan festivities on Day of the Dead.
From 10 am to 3 pm

$85.00 USD

Making the Altar

Constructing of the family Altar

Monday, October 30th

Altar Lecture at La Casa de Mis Recuerdos Bed & Breakfast

Night Panteon Tour Oaxaca

Evening Cemetery Tour

Thursday, 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

$55.00 USD

Annual Dinner and Comparsa

Wednesday, November 01

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

$90.00 USD

Annual Dinner and comparsa Jalatlaco Oaxaca

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 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*

$90.00 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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