Day of the Dead
On the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), Oaxacans build altars to the dead, and dress as skeletons in costumes. A group of students makes an altar to the murdered women of Ciudad Juarez in the Oaxaca city cemetery. A large percentage of the residents of Oaxaca have left to work in the United States, where the same celebrations take place in Mexican barrios.
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