It's almost Dia de los Muertos, and all of Oaxaca has been getting ready, it seems, for weeks now. The Catrinas have been popping up all over for the last month or so.
calavera seems to be having a pretty good time, but sadly when I visited him the day after I took this picture his glass of mescal had disappeared. Maybe he drank it.
Pan de Muerto;
Halloween is slowly making its presence known in Mexico. Some people find this to be a fun and harmless addition to tradition, others think it's cultural imperialism. I think it doesn't matter which one it is, because Halloween is fun, and fun is extremely highly valued in Mexico -- it's right up there with your family, Jesus Christ, and tortillas.