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. Alejandro Vera and his wife in front of their altar at home for Day of the Dead. Vera is an artist famous throughout Mexico for the devil masks he makes for the Danza de los Diablos, one of the most impotant indigenous cultural celebrations in Oaxaca. He lives in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, one of the poorest areas in Mexico. 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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