Dia de los Muertos | Day of the Dead

First off, my photos most definitely don’t do this event justice. Dia de los muertos (day of the dead) was an experience greater than anything I could have imagined.

The night started off with a group of new friends enjoying a meal at the meat market. All of the boys gladly wore flowered crowns as we chowed down on a plethora of meats with tortillas. From there, we hear a parade and chase it out to the streets. Gigantic headpieces of skulls, vibrant dresses and costumes fill the streets with dancing and music. It was so lively and full of passion you wanted to cry a tear of happiness.

Bottles of Mezcal were handed around from locals and the parties in the streets (and even the cemetery) proceeded for the rest of the night. There was no mourning on these days, only utter celebration and appreciation for lives that once were.

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