Day of the Dead Photo Workshop Day 6: San Agustin Etla’s Comparsas – Personalities from Day of the Dead

WOW! The day of the dead tradition is so much into the being of every person in Oaxaca that it should no keep amazing me but I can’t help it. We rode a bus into San Agustin Etla and walked all the way to the house where the Town  Comparsa for the night would depart from. Comparsas are dances and music that represent the cultural manifestations from different regions… The music started and the disguised characters started to arrive… the music will not stop until next day at 9am and the Day of the Dead characters, which are people that live in the same town, acquire the privilege of dancing by paying a fee…. needless to say, the dance all night with their self-made costumes that in many cases are really impressive as you can see below…

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