Festivals

Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca Goes Off With a Bang

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A series of juguetes shoot into the night, sending the neighborhood dogs into a barking frenzy. Bam, bam, bam – these handmade fireworks are liberally applied to the open skies of Oaxaca in order to announce birthdays, weddings and other notable events. Unlike traditional fireworks, they do not produce… Continue reading Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca Goes Off With a Bang

Oaxaca life

Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via

Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is always a vibrant and exciting time of year to visit Mexico. Oaxaca is particularly renowned for its festive atmosphere and welcoming locals. This year, Fundacion En Via was able to provide a uniquely personal Dia de Los Muertos experience to a lucky few, whom joined our… Continue reading Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via

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 ...