Day of the Dead in Atlixco

Different colored flowers appear in succession to create gorgeous, monumental tapestries that brighten the streets of this Magical Town.

Day of the Dead is a major celebration is this Magical Town. The esplanade outside Palacio Municipal gets covered with over 150,000 flowers on October 28th. Yellow, orange, purple, and white flowers are integrated into a monumental tapestry with images and adornments related to All Saints Day.

On November 2nd, thousands of costumed people (most disguised as catrinas) march to sound of the military band or popular music in the huge Desfile de Calaveras (Skull Parade). Giant, elegantly dressed skeletons and mojigangas form part of the parade.

In a darker atmosphere, the people of Atlixco remember the tales and stories of figures who have formed part of the greater imagination for generations. Find out what you can about the legends of the Charro Negro, El Diablo, El Nahual, and La Bruja. The people claim that the spirits can be felt atop the mystical Cerro de San Miguel.




Atlixco, Pue., México

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