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Guanajuato

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Introduction

Guanajuato is a state in central Mexico.

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Cities

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Events and Festivals

Day of the Dead

Although the Day of the Dead is also celebrated in many Latin American countries except Mexico (and also in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa), the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is most intensily celebrated in Mexciowhere where it is equal to a National Holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Although it is about the Dead, it is also a celebration where eating and partying both are common as well.

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Getting There

By Plane

Del Bajío International Airport (BJX) handles air transport to/from cities like Guanajuato, Silao and Leon. Destinations include Tijuana, Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Los Angeles, Chicago, Monterrey, Dallas/Fort Worth, Montreal and Houston.

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