Day of the dead 🇲🇽 Día de los muertos
It takes every single sense to fully comprehend the way in which the vibrant, progressive culture of Oaxaca flourishes among deep rooted traditions. The Educational Adventures Company offers unique educational adventures that allow you to uncover the city and surrounding areas through far more than sightseeing. Before indulging in foods that present a fusion of traditional recipes with new, exciting ingredients you will accompany the chef to gather ingredients fresh from the market and then in the open kitchen you will learn to cook your very own Oaxacan meal. In a family’s home you will learn about natural dyes used by the weavers of the past and how this family is bringing this tradition back into use. Dying fabric from these natural materials is a hands on learning experience not to be missed. Oaxaca is known for its alebrije figurines and you will enjoy getting to know the artisan family as they explain the elaborate process and encourage you to lose yourself in this art. Oaxacan artisans are natural teachers and the black clay potters love to show you how to get your hands dirty. As you participate in these crafts, you will hear the stories of local artisans and share in closeup cultural exchanges. Each and every experience will occur alongside a bilingual, certified local guide who is there to assist and support you in all of your needs.
Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a popular Mexican holiday, and Oaxaca holds one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. The holiday centers around gathering family and friends in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away. People gather to honor the deceased, support them in their journey to the afterlife, and encourage them to visit the land of the living for a night.
Day of the Day Dead festivities in Oaxaca takes place between October 31st and November 2nd. The city bursts into a giant festival. People spend months preparing for the massive celebration that attracts people from around the world to take part in the various traditions that make Day of the Dead in Oaxaca so special.
Oaxaca Food & Dining
From moles to atoles, Oaxacan cuisine is diverse, traditional, eclectic and delicious. The great variety of local ingredients is a chef's dream and the chefs of Oaxaca take full advantage of the bounty. In addition to enjoying fantastic restaurants in our Day of the Dead tour, you will experience the traditions surrounding the altar foods as well as an authentic in home cooking cooking class taught by a celebrated local.