Tour Overview: Día de Muertos en Oaxaca
¡Viva la vida! Día de Muertos en Oaxaca
October 29 – November 4, 2013
Join us in celebrating this important Mesoamerican holiday! We will learn about the deep history and contemporary spiritual and cultural practices of Zapotec, Triqui, and Mixtec peoples – with traditions of long resistance and new creation in one of the hemisphere’s most bio-diverse regions. Our learning will be integrated into everyday life, sharing and experiencing some of the world’s best food and drink amidst a vibrant arts community. Día de Muertos celebrates and honors life and death; veneration of ancestors and the earth; pleasures of living manifest in food, music, dance; and being together with loved ones. As part of this celebration, we will visit thriving markets and bustling cemeteries, a unique women’s weaving cooperative in Teotitlan del Valle, the pre-Colombian archaeological sites of Monte Albán and Mitla, world-class museums, and the famed Ethno-Botanical gardens showcasing some of the region’s unique ecologies.