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What to Pack for Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico



Hannah Aronowitz is passionate about travel, ethical fashion, social justice, and where the three intersect. She is the Founder of Miha and the Marketing Director at MZ. Hannah splits her time between Portland, Oregon and Oaxaca, Mexico. 

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebrations in Oaxaca are a wonder to behold, and an absolute blast to participate in. The celebrations are deeply rooted in indigenous traditions, and while the holiday is celebrated all over Mexico, it is particularly strong in Oaxaca, which has the largest indigenous population in the entire country. 

Día de los Muertos highlights the unique relationship Mexicans have with death and their ancestors. Between October 31st and November 2nd (although festivities tend to start earlier and extend beyond

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