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Todos Santos - Day of the dead

November 2, 2018  —  Guatemala 2
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala

The Day of the Dead is normally celebrated on November 1st, but in Todos Santos, the day is postponed to November 2nd to allow for the horse race.

The fiesta goes on, and musicians, dancers and the people have now moved to the cemetery. The dancing and music on this series of photos were shot in front of the cemetery.

Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Public transport.
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
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At the Cemetary

Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala

The day at the cemetery is a mix of happiness and sadness. As for the previous days, there are still the marimba's players, alcohol, food, and the firecrackers with a deafening thunderclap. However, there is also the sadness of the people who lost a loved one, and who mourn them with cries, chants, or lamentations.

The lady, on the adjacent photo, sings lamentations to a loved one. Watch the video to get a clear picture of it.

Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala
Todo Santos Cuchumatán - Guatemala