Video: Day of the Dead, Oaxaca, Mexico

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a sacred celebration that welcomes back the souls of departed loved ones between All Saints Day and All Souls Day. This is a joyful, festive time in Mexico and nowhere is it more so than in Oaxaca, where indigenous pre-Hispanic traditions blend with Catholic ritual practices.

I took the photos in this video during Day of the Dead 2009 and 2010.

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