Though the most solemn and ornate of festivities take place from October 30 to November 2 when families spend the night among the graves of their ancestors and comfort of their neighbors, activities take place all October long. There are so many traditions to be honored, some spanning all of Mexico, others important only to certain regions and communities. Though whether their roots go back to Europe or long lost indigenous America, no one can quite say.
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July 10, 2012
Bathed in an oft-remarked-upon exquisite quality of light, Mexico‘s Oaxaca (wa-HAH-ka) is a melting pot of colorful cultures, known for their brightly hued textiles and rugs, clothing, and dance. The scene is a swirl of fine art and traditional artesanias, where some 17 languages, including Spanish, are spoken in the lively marketplaces and city plazas.