I’m in the Mexican town of Oaxaca, where Day of the Dead celebrations are currently taking place. I’ve never witnessed Dia de los Muertos before, so it’s all been very fascinating to me.
During the day, people pay their respects to the dead at cemeteries by arranging flowers, cleaning the tombstones, re-painting the lettering, etc. At night, we followed a brass band through those same cemeteries, and ended up at a big fun fair that was just adjacent to one. What a wonderful celebration of life and death.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from last night.