For many, attending Dia de los Muertos in Mexico (Day of the Dead) is a bucket list experience. Though it’s called “Day” of the Dead, it’s actually a two-day holiday; though some cities and towns begin setting up about a week in advance of the actual November 1 and 2 holiday.
While Day of the Dead is known the world over as the quintessential Mexican holiday, not every town has an elaborate celebration. In fact, in many places in Mexico, you’d not even know the holiday was taking place.
If you want to attend Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to see the beautiful cemeteries covered in marigold flowers, altars in dedication to the deceased, and more — you need to know where to go. Below you’ll find information on the best places to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, and some history on the holiday itself.