Panteon General, Day of the Dead, Main Cemetery Oaxaca City Mexico
The Day of the Dead Festival is a three day November holiday when families prepare the tombs for the return of the spirits. During this time flowers play an important role in decorating the tombs and home altars. Families leave offerings for the spirits in the home and at the cemetery.
Day O the Dead Cemetery Visits
Xoxocotlan, old and new cemetery: October 31 evening
Atzompa, October 31
Tlalixtac de Cabrera,
Panteon General, Oaxaca City, November 1
San Felipe del Agua
At the Panteon General flowers and candles make the cemetery a festive place as the families decorate ofrenda or offering tables.
Competition for the best offering (ofrenda) or sand painting attracts visitors to Oaxaca's Panteon General
Panteon General, Competition for the best altar at Oaxaca's ,main cemetery.
The Panteon General celebrates The Day Of The Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico in a special way.
The mod is one of celebration and decoration. Ofrendas line the walkways at the perimeter of the cemetery. In the night the cemetery will blaze with thousands of candles.
The people of the city are not apt to sit long by the graves as they do in the villages.
It starts in the afternoon of the last first day in November when families go to the cemetery to clean and decorate the tombs.
Oaxaca Day of the Dead Schedule of Cemetery Visits
Xoxocotlan. This town a few miles southwest of Oaxaca City has two Cemeteries, Cementerio Viejo, and the new Cementerio Nuevo.
October 31, the village of Atzompa holds a later cemetery vigil starting around 11 pm.
Day of the Dead November 1
Oaxaca City Cemetery, Panteon General on the east side of the city
Tlalixtac de Cabrera, six miles south east of Oaxaca City
San Felipe del Agua, north of Oaxaca City November 2,
Village of San Antonino Castillo Velasco A flower growing village that celebrates a week after the others
The Panteon General celebrates Day of the Dead in Oaxaca on the first night of November. Oaxaca's Main Cemetery is seven blocks east of the Zocalo in Oaxaca City
Panteon General during the , Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico, displays offering tables from various villages. The Main Cemetery of Oaxaca City celebrates November first.
Walk four blocks east of the Zocalo to reach the Panteon General.
Panteon General of Oaxaca during the afternoon of November first is a place of decoration as flowers and candles come to the cemetery in preparation for the November vigil for the spirits. Your visit is welcome