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Oct 31 2023


09:00 - 17:30



Day of the Dead Altar in Etla

Day of the Dead is such a precious time in Oaxaca, and this experience has been designed for you to get to experience its beauty and significance in the most profound way possible… family style.

We are going to start the day with a grand Oaxacan welcoming in the village of Etla, complete with hot chocolate and locally-baked bread. Doña Andrea is a locally-renowned cook and the proud host of our quesillo-making experiences, so you know that all of the ingredients will be fresh and local!

We will head to the local market to purchase items that will be transformed into an altar and then we are going to go to Etla to visit a typical adobe home that has been in Andrea´s family for generations. You´ll see the beauty in the familial nature of this tradition of altar-building, and the variation that exists amongst homes when it comes to their altars. Different regions have different styles, and families add their own flare to their celebrations as well.

You will help Andrea construct her familial altar for this muertos season. You´ll get to feel the essence of this time of year, and to break out of the tourist threshold into an authentic family setting.

Our host will fill your belly with the best typical foods that are prominent during this time of year. And don´t forget the mezcal… Oh, the mezcal!

Your experience will include:

Round-trip transportation
Purchases at the market for the altar
A delicious homemade lunch prepared by Doña Andrea (who hosts our quesillo and mole-making experiences)
The opportunity to build a Day of the Dead altar, family style
Complimentary mezcal(es)
Spanish/English translation (if/when necessary)

Transportation will leave from Tlayudona at 9:00 a.m. (210 C Bravo Street, Colonia Centro)

Does not include:

Extra purchases you´d like to make at the market to take home

*Minimum amount of people required: 3 people

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