Where to Go in November - Celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico

The last month of autumn traditionally brings anguish and despondency, but you can always escape it and go somewhere with warmer climate and more fun atmosphere. If in November, you want to be in the center of the most exciting events then read carefully the further information.

Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of the biggest holidays in the Mexican calendar. Day of the Dead is quite strange remembrance of deceased family members and friends, which starts on October 31 and ends on November 2. Cemeteries are full of people, who clean the graves; in the houses there are installed altars; shops are selling sugar skulls and skeletons toy. This memorable day is magnificently celebrated in the capital, Mexico City, the cultural heart of Merida Yucatan and Oaxaca, where the locals conduct concerts and exhibitions, creating sand sculptures and drawings and parades in the satirical costumes on the streets of the city. The main cemetery of the city of Oaxaca, “General pantheon” is the venue for concerts and tradition vigils which appeared back in the pre-Hispanic times.