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Has Anyone Heard if Oaxaca City will Cancel Day of the Dead 2020?

Has Anyone Heard if Oaxaca City will Cancel Day of the Dead 2020?

Old Aug 26th, 2020, 04:07 PM
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Has Anyone Heard if Oaxaca City will Cancel Day of the Dead 2020?

Like others Iím sure, I booked flights and hotels to travel to Oaxaca City for Dia de Los Muertos long before COVID. I havenít been able to find any information as to whether Oaxaca will cancel this yearís festivities. I would think that at a minimum, theyíd be scaled back considerably.

Has anyone heard anything?​​​​​
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Old Aug 27th, 2020, 09:03 AM
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MinnBeef, post your question on TA. There's an expat participant, Alvin Starkman of Mezcal Tours, who will give you an answer if there is one.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForu...rn_Mexico.html
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Old Aug 27th, 2020, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MmePerdu View Post
MinnBeef, post your question on TA. There's an expat participant, Alvin Starkman of Mezcal Tours, who will give you an answer if there is one.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForu...rn_Mexico.html
Thank you Mme Perdu. Will do!
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 09:42 AM
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Bumping this up for the link to stay connected on developments regarding Muertos 2021.
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I know for Puerto Vallarta for 2020 nothing was announced one way or the other until much closer to November (altars were put up but gathering/events were cancelled).
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I hope that the touristy type of "festivities" oriented to the gringo tourists are cancelled, since they are not very far along in their vaccination program. Don't really need crowds parading through the outlying villages.
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. . . Don't really need crowds parading through the outlying villages.
If you read the updates on the forum linked above you'll find that the villages are better at taking care of themselves than most places (Florida?) and have closed themselves to tourists.
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Old May 7th, 2021, 08:13 PM
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I hope that the touristy type of "festivities" oriented to the gringo tourists are cancelled, since they are not very far along in their vaccination program. Don't really need crowds parading through the outlying villages.
Not interested in your racist comments, Putting you on ignore.
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Old May 7th, 2021, 10:24 PM
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If you read the updates on the forum linked above you'll find that the villages are better at taking care of themselves than most places (Florida?) and have closed themselves to tourists.
No I don't see anything to that effect but am glad to hear it. And who cares if Mr. "travel the world during COVID-19" blocks me. It's the actions of those who do which smell of racism.

Even though Oaxaca City was too full of aging (and young mezcal drinking) gringos when I visited just before the world shut down, I enjoyed the two days with my Zapotec guide from Teotitlan del Valle including going up to the Sierra for a day. As far as I know he is not doing tours now.

On a side note, I doubt that the environmental impact wrought by commercial mezcal production is widely known to the hipster cohort.

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Old May 8th, 2021, 05:25 AM
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Tourists behaving badly in Oaxaca

https://www.washingtonpost.com/trave...xico-covid-19/

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