Patzcuaro, where the death is more alive than ever!
Patzcuaro deeply celebrates the visit of their deceased loved ones, thousands of national and international visitors gather to learn the festivities to the death. This region is full of mysticism during this time of the year; it is a deeply rooted tradition by locals, the Purepecha.
The big celebration takes place the night of November 1st, but preparations begin earlier. On the morning of November 1st, the Purepecha begin to prepare foods that he liked the dead, and every member of the family participates in the process of this celebration.
Once everything is ready, it's time to go to the cemeteries! With everything they need to decorate the grave of loved ones. The most important cemetery is in Tzurumútaro, it will be full of visitors who will be responsible to clean every corner of the place and decorate with marigold flowers, candles, confetti and cloud.
Each element in the altar of the dead has a meaning, candles illuminate their way into the world of the living, the most typical food, also mezcal and tequila are added and an arch that welcomes all souls.
Regardless of the weather that night, the Purepecha stay overnight while they talk, dance and remember their beloved ones who are no longer with them. In other places, near the Pátzcuaro, the same rituals are performed, but the traditional dance of fishermen is also done.
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Photo by: Thelsa