Day of the Dead Flowers: Cempazuchitl and El Sueño de Elpis

On Thursday, November 1, artist Mauricio Cervantes and friends at El Sueño de Elpis are hosting a multimedia exhibition in Oaxaca. It will be at Murguia #103 in an old abandoned historic casa. The event begins at 7 p.m. and it should be a fantastic, knowing Mauricio’s talent for producing something aesthetically exquisite. Since our photo group will be in Teotitlan, I am arranging an earlier preview!  Disfruta bien.


And around the streets of Oaxaca, the cempazuchitl Day of the Dead marigolds are appearing in every window, shop and restaurant.  The flowers are an abundant reminder of how the scent helps the dead find their way back to earth for one day to visit their relatives.  The word is Nahuatl and has various spellings, all of which are pronounced more or less similarly.


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