Communities along Lake Chapala’s north shore vibrated with spectacular happenings during the 2022 commemoration of Día de los Muertos.
Throngs turned out for Chapala’s Festival de Vida y Muerte, the Revive la Tradición celebration in Ajijic, as well as similar festivities held in Jocotepec, San Juan Cosalá, San Antonio Tlayacapan and smaller satellite villages.
These seasonal events included music and dance programs, lively street parades of people decked out in costumes, masks and face paint allusive to the iconic holiday, artistic displays of memorial altars and carpets fashioned from tinted sawdust, flowers and natural elements, and large Catrina figures. Like every Mexican fiesta, crowds were fueled with plenty of typical foods and drinks.
With spirits of dead duly remembered in classic exuberant style, life now goes on at a quieter pace.