The Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca include elaborate attention by family and friends to the grave sites of the departed. And while the traditions in each cemetery are similar and have the same purpose, the customs in each cemetery may differ from community to community. In this album three cemeteries from the state of Oaxaca are represented: the main cemetery in the city of Oaxaca, the cemetery in the small rural community of San Pedro del Rincón, and the cemetery in the town of San Antonino. These photos illustrate a few of the different customs found among the three.
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