San Antonio Tecomitl

Experience the Day of the Dead at the Cemetery in San Antonio Tecomitl

Panteon San Antonio Tecomitl, Milpa Alta, Mexico City

After I visited San Pedtro Atocpan on the tour with Pata de Perro DF on 2nd November.

I toured the cemetery at the second town, San Antonio Tecomitl, on the Day of the Dead.

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Panteon San Antonio Tecomitl

The Cemetery Entrance

The entrance to the cemetery is decorated with skulls and skeletons for the Day of the Dead.

Panteon  San Antonio Tecomitl
Girl riding a horse through the cemetery on the Day of the Dead

Riding on a horse through the cemetery

Decorations

I walked around the cemetery. I saw how the Day of the Dead is celebrated, and the graves are decorated.

The flowers consisted of many yellow and orange colored marigolds. And, there were other flowers, too.

Other decorations included skulls and skeletons, balloons, candles, incense, and crosses.

I saw family and friends decorating the graves. And, they sat by the graves as they joined the departed on their spiritual journey.

The Mariachi moved around the cemetery and performed for different groups.

We were there during sunset.

Children's part of the cemetery on the Day of the Dead San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City

Children's graves decorated for the Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Cemetery San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City
Day of the Dead Cemetery San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City

The graves decorated for the Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Cemetery San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City
Day of the Dead Cemetery decorating grave San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City
Decorated grave at cemetery on the Day of the Dead San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City
Decorated Grave San Antonio Tecomitl
Day of the Dead decorating at the Cemetery San Antonio Tecomitl Mexico City
Cemetery on the Day of the Dead San Antonio Tecomitl, Milpa Alta, Mexico

Sunset at the cemetery

Day of the Dead Altar

Altar ~ Ofrenda

Altars are also made in places, like people's homes, churches, hotels, and workplaces.

I stood in a circle at the end of the visit to the cemetery with the other participants of the tour. And, we were asked to share what we would like on an altar dedicated to ourselves.

What would you like to have on an altar? And, how would you decorate an altar for a loved one?

Day of the Dead Cemetery
Decorated Grave at San Antonio Tecomitl

Where is Panteon San Antonio Tecomitl?

You can find the location of San Antonio Tecomitl on the map.

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Tips for Visiting Mexico City

  1. Learn Spanish for travel. For instance, we needed to be able to speak Spanish to buy tickets at the train station. We are grateful to find a lady who bought our tickets and directed us to the correct platform.
  2. Catch official taxis at taxi ranks only. We are grateful to have found taxi drivers who spoke English at the official taxi ranks.
  3. Ask the taxi driver how much the fare will cost upfront. So that, you make sure you have the cash in Mexican Pesos to pay for the ride. I had to show the taxi driver that we had enough cash so that they would take us to our destination.
  4. Plan and Book tours with English-speaking guides especially if you are not fluent in Spanish. Check that you have an English-speaking guide because we booked an English-speaking tour and were on a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. So, it caused some confusion.
  5. Don't say you are lost.
  6. If you are unsure what someone has said. Say you do not understand, and say it in English.
  7. You'll see W.C signs for toilets. Carry coins for these toilets. And, we used toilets at hotels and shopping centres.
  8. Carry toilet paper and disinfectant wipes.
  9. Hydrate with bottled water.

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