Day of the Dead Dance in Tetela de Volcan, Mexico

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Tetela de Volcan is a small, traditional town in the state of Morelos, Mexico overlooked by the volcano Popocatepetl, also known as Popo. Here, the locals spend the days of November 1st and 2nd in their local cemeteries, tending to the graves of their loved ones and spending time with their families. In their homes, they build the traditional ofrendas to commemorate Dia de Muertos.

Come night time, Tetela’s inhabitants have their own special tradition.

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2 Responses

  1. Interesting video. I have a similar but very different video of dance in San Agustin Etla on my blog. Fascinating how every pueblo seems to have different traditions and rituals.

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