Day of the Dead in Teocalcingo

Posted on Monday, 7th November, 2011

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - Doña Julia

Doña Julia with her ofrenda

A few days ago I made a wee trip back to the village in the Estado de México where I filmed Aguamiel to take some pictures and video of their Día de los Muertos celebrations with my friend Miriam, a Biologist and Environmental Anthropologist who’s been working with the community for a few years.  The village has now split into two, San Juan Atzingo and Teocalcingo and we spent the day in the latter which was a wonderful and moving experience.  The prayers and altar offerings were led by the elder folk in Tlahuica which is the indigenous language of the area and one that they’re making concerted efforts to preserve.  After the main ceremony in the delegación, we made a mini tour of the village and were warmly welcomed into so many homes and offered a ‘conejo’ in each one – a bowlful of food from the altar, alongside freshly made tortillas and the most amazing mushroom tomato chile soup I’ve ever had in my whole life 🙂  Here’s a small selection of some of my photos from the day…

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - Doña Lina

Doña Lina offering prayers for los muertos

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - pan dulce

pan dulce

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - petalos

trail of petals to show the dead the way to the altar

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - conejo

my 'conejo'

Dia de los Muertos en Teocalcingo - hombres

a moment of thanks for the ceremony

Day of the Dead in Teocalcingo - cocina

Doña Julia's kitchen, the source of the bestest mushroom tomato chile soup in the world 🙂

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  1. What wonderfully colourful and atmospheric pictures.. I can almost smell Dona Julia’s soup;-)!

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