Day of the Deads in Acaxochitlan

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An old Native nahuatl peasant stands in front of a cross adorned with cempaxoxhitl flowers in Acaxochitlan village, in northern state of Hidalgo, during the festivities of the Day of the Deads. Hundreds of Native villages pay homage to their deads on the eve of November 2 as a tradition since the preHispanic times. Photo by Heriberto Rodriguez