Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

By Kim Groves Firecrackers from the churchyard hurtle over-head with the intention of scaring away evil spirits while ghosts, ghouls, and devils dance in the streets. The Cathedral is piled high with flowers. Candles burn bright for every prayer a...

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Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Day of the Dead and the Celebration of Life in Oaxaca

By Kim Groves I moved slowly in the deep shadows, trying to tread lightly and breathe softly. The candles warmed my ankles as I passed by the graves. There was a swell of tender yellow light all around me. The air was sweetly cold. Bright flowers ...