Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan is considered to be the most special place in Mexico to witness the Day of the Dead celebrations and festivities. Next Friday evening I will be heading up there to partake again of this festival held on November 1st and 2nd each year.
Truckloads of marigolds flood the town in readiness for the decoration of loved ones' graves at the cemeteries on the 31st October. That day the town is buzzing with families gathering armloads of flowers to begin the process of honouring the Dead. Patzcuaro is a five hour bus journey from Mexico City from either Terminal Norte or Poniente.