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Graves to visit on this Day of the Dead


Lately, we’ve been talking so much about the celebration of the month, The Day of the Dead, if you don’t know what I’m talking about check it out so you can see how to celebrate it, where to go, what to eat and what to do. Now that you know what mexicans usually do, you’ll see why I’m telling you about the cemeteries you must visit if you happen to be here on these special dates.

1.- Cemetery of San Fernando, in Mexico City
It is without question one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, you will find the graves of famous people in the story of Mexico like Vicente Guerrero and Benito Juárez, both former presidents of Mexico and Melchor Ocampo who also actively participated in politics of the country on the liberal side.

2.- French Cemetery, in Mexico City
A great place to remember Mexican celebrities who were recognized worldwide like María Felix, a famous actress in the golden age of the Mexican theater and also participated in some international films with Jean Renoir, Gérard Philippe and Rossano Brazzi. The remains of Roberto Gómez Bolaños aka ¨El chespirito¨ are also in this cemetery, he was known for creating and interpretating ¨El chavo del Ocho¨ and ¨El Chapulín Colorado¨.

3.- Dolores Cemetery, in Mexico City
In this place you will find the remains of about 110 famous painters, politicians, poets and singers of Mexico, besides this is a very mexican and colorful cemetery, visit any of these on The Day of the Dead (1st and 2nd of November) and you’ll be surprised by the decorations and the celebration!

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