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Mexico City Dia de Los Muertos in Photos

In honor of Halloween, I wanted to share some pics from Mexico City. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is actually on November 2nd and in Mexico it’s more a celebration than a day of mourning. Mexico City Dia de los Muertos decorations rival those of New York at Christmas time – it really has to be seen to be believed. Skeletons and skulls aren’t at all morbid in Mexico- they’re seen partying, playing guitars, dancing, and, well, you’ll see below.

Dia de los Muertos

For an introduction start at Dulceria de Celaya, the classic candy shop on avenida Cinco de Mayo.  The shop’s been around since 1874 and counted Frida Kahlo among its fans. Try the coconut stuffed limes- Frida’s fave.

Dulceria de Celaya, the iconic candy shop, re-creates a city scene in sugar for their front window.

Dulceria de Celaya, the iconic candy shop, re-creates a city scene in sugar for their front window.

Something about the baby carriage in the Dia de los Muertos scene struck me as uniquely Mexican.

Something about the baby carriage in the Dia de los Muertos scene struck me as uniquely Mexican.

Want these on top of your wedding cake?

Want these on top of your wedding cake?

Nice hat!

Nice hat!

Sugar Skulls-both decoration and candy!

Sugar Skulls-both decoration and candy!

Turndown chocolate from Las Alcobas

Turndown chocolate from Las Alcobas

Hope you enjoyed this stroll down Death’s Lane. If you’re curious about what else Mexico City has to offer, check out my Traveling Mom post about our recent visit. Mexico City really is the perfect 4 day weekend, and if you can do it in October, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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Dia de los Muertos Mexico City


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