How the Mexican town of Mixquic celebrates the Day of the Dead?
Day of the Dead altars are decorated with cempasúchil flowers, food, the deceased’s favorite beverage, and several of their personal objects - Photo: Edgard Garrido/REUTERS

Mixquic: The town of the dead

01/11/2018
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San Andrés Mixquic in Mexico City is one of the most popular neighborhoods to celebrate the Day of the Dead

San Andrés Mixquic is one of the most popular neighborhoods among tourists during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. This is one of the seven original peoples of the Tláhuac delegation, and one of the 21 Magical Neighborhoods of Mexico City.

Have you ever heard of Cempasúchil or the "flower of the Dead"?

During the Day of the Dead, Mixquic dresses up to celebrate: The pebble streets, houses, and graves are decorated to receive the souls of those who have passed as they visit us during the holiday.

Following tradition, illuminated paper stars, candles, and light-bulbs are placed to guide the dead on November 2. Furthermore, the traditional Day of the Dead altars are decorated with cempasúchil flowers, food, the deceased’s favorite beverage, and several of their personal objects.

Have you ever heard of Copal,  the “Food of the Gods”?

Although the main celebration happens on November 2, the first day of the month is dedicated to receive the souls of children. And on October 28, it is thought that the souls of those who have died violently come to visit their loved ones.

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