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Puebla is a medium sized state, just under five and half million people, south of Mexico City. The state is home to many famous mountains, volcanoes and colonial centers. It was also the site of the Battle of Puebla on May 5th 1862 were Ignacio Zaragoza beat the Imperial French Army, which today is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo. Although the French returned later and occupied the city for several years.
Puebla is located between Oaxaca and Mexico city.
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.
Hermanos Serdán International Airport (IATA: PBC, ICAO:MMPB) is the airport that serves Puebla. It also is an alternative airport for Mexico City. It has good regional service and limited international service.
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