The city of Oaxaca is well-known for having one
of the best Dia de Los Muertos festivals in
Mexico, a holiday celebrated in many parts of
Latin America. In Mexico the festival can be
traced back thousands of years ago to
indigenous cultures such as the Zapotec and
Aztec. In Oaxaca the Day of the Dead Festival
starts at the end of October when families
prepare the tombs for the return of the spirits.
During this time tombs and home altars are
decorated with flowers and families leave
offerings for the spirits in the cemeteries.