San Antonio Tecomitl
Experience the Day of the Dead at the Cemetery in San Antonio Tecomitl
Panteon San Antonio Tecomitl, Milpa Alta, Mexico
Day of the Dead
After we visited San Pedtro Atocpan on the tour with Pata de Perro DF on 2nd November.
We toured the cemetery at the second town, San Antonio Tecomitl, on the Day of the Dead.
The entrance to the cemetery is decorated with skulls and skeletons for the Day of the Dead
Panteon San Antonio Tecomitl
A girl rides a horse through the cemetery
You can walk around the cemetery. And, you can see 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 include skulls and skeletons, balloons, candles, incense, and crosses.
You can see family and friends decorating the graves. And, they sit 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 graves decorated for the Day of the Dead
The graves decorated for the Day of the Dead
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.
We stood in a circle at the end of our visit to the cemetery. And, we were asked to share what we would like on an altar dedicated to ourselves.
Think about what you would like to have on an altar.
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Next, you'll travel to the town. San Andrés Mixquic, to experience the Day of the Dead at night.
We’ve always wanted to go to Mexico to celebrate Day of the Dead! I’ve always been intrigued by this holiday. Thank you for bringing this to life. Your photo art is amazing.
Thank you. You’re welcome. Hope you get there during Day of the Dead.
What beautiful art and I love your photos.
Thank you Michele
I have seen and visited some cemeteries in Mexico and this brought back some of those travel experiences. As usual your photo art is amazing!
Thank you Cindy. I’m glad that the post reminded you of your travel experiences.
I’ve always wanted to visit on a Day of the Dead celebration. Thank you for sharing your experience.
You’re welcome, Cindy. Hope you visit for Day of the Dead
This looks like a great place to visit. I’ve never been to Mexico, but my husband’s family is partially hispanic so I’m sure we’ll make it there eventually.
Thank you Eva. Hope you get to go with your husband.
Wow, stunning pieces! I find the Day of the Dead fascinating.
Thank you Heather. It’s cool you do, too.
That would be a cool experience! I love that culture!
Yes, it was unique, Lisa. Cool, that you do, too.
What an interesting experience! The colors are stunning and the flowers are beautiful!
Thank you Melissa
I’d love to explore Mexico some more. Such a rich culture with neat traditions.
Hope you do Sara
Those pictures are so full of color and life. I would love to experience this celebration.
Thank you Carey. Hope you do.
Thank you Barbara
Interesting information. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
Thank you Tricia.
I know how special this day is in Mexico. I’m sure the atmosphere is amazing and to be there for it would be fabulous.
Thank you Leeanne for sharing. Yes, it’s an unique experience.
Beautiful photos! My friend celebrates this tradition every year as her father was originally from Mexico. She makes beautiful sugar skulls and her altars are works of art.
Thank you kmf. Sounds like she makes her altar to her father with love.
Yellow and orange-colored marigolds are a favorite of mine. I have found the history on the Day of the Dead and how it is celebrated fascinating.
Sounds like you’d enjoy the decorations with the marigolds at Day of the Dead, Missy.
I’d love to go to Mexico some day. It sounds like visiting during the Day of the Dead would be an exceptional time to go to see the decorations and the traditions. What a great trip!
Thank you Stacey. Hope you get to visit Mexico.
Those are amazing art pieces! My husband lived in Mexico for 2 years and loves telling me all about the Day of the Dead when it comes around each year.
Thank you Mariah. That’ll be cool to hear his stories.
Such an interesting and beautiful tradition Having to think about what you would like to see on your own altar after your death is an unsettling but very thought-provoking and probably very important question. It helps remind us to intentionally and not just let things happen to us.
Thank you Leigh. Yes, it reminds us about our legacy we want to leave behind.
What an amazing experience! I hope to visit one day. I love your photos.
Thank you Taquia. Hope you get to visit Mexico
It’s one I really wish to visit. Love the photos, so vibrant. Someday.
Thank you John. Hope you get to visit.