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Tour - Afternoon cemetery tour to San Antonino Castillo Velasco
Tour - Afternoon cemetery tour to San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Thu, Nov 03


Oaxaca de Juárez

Tour - Afternoon cemetery tour to San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Afternoon cemetery tour to San Antonino Castillo Velasco

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Time & Location

Nov 03, 2022, 12:00 PM

Oaxaca de Juárez, Calle de José María Pino Suárez 519, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

About the event

The last night of October is the traditional time families keep vigil at the graves of departed relatives in anticipation of the “Day of the Dead”, which falls on November first. All that day family members and friends of the deceased will have labored to decorate the graves of  loved ones with floral arrangements or tapestries created using flower petals or colored sand. The cemeteries in Xoxocotlan - both the old one in the center of town and the new one on the outskirts of the city - have a carnival-like atmosphere, with choirs singing, rock bands playing, food vendors lining the streets and flocks of tourists on hand to witness the event. The scene at the cemetery in Atzompa will be more sedate. There families will sit quietly beside graves, keeping watch through the night to the light of thousands of candles.  The community of San Felipe keeps vigil in the town cemetery the night of 2 November, while residents of San Antonino decorate their graves and keep vigil on 3 November.

Schedule for San Antonio Cemetery & Lunch Tour

Plan to arrive before 12:00 pm (noon) at the Oaxaca Lending Library (OLL) to check-in

12:00 pm to 12:20 pm - Orientation at the OLL

12:30 pm - Van will depart from Llano Park

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm - Lunch at Azucena Zapoteca (cost of meal not included in tour price)

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Visit cemetery in San Antonio

5:30 pm - Return to OLL


  • Walking shoes
  • Dress for cool evening, Jacket recommended
  • Optional: Camera, Cellphone camera, NO FLASH (Taking photos is permitted but please be respectful)


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