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Day of the Dead– Altars and Cemeteries

indigenous women andmarigolds

The Day of the Dead is the day when the spirit world merges with the corporeal world. In the Central Highlands of Mexico it is celebrated by decorating graves with flowers, usually marigolds, and by altars honoring the dead in public places and in homes. These images were taken in Amealco, El Bote and San Ildefonso, primarily indigenous towns near Querétaro City.

altar and choir

altar detail


celebrating life

Cemetario San Ildefonso

El diablo

lighting the candle



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