Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival photo

In past posts I’ve mentioned the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. Its also held in other Latin countries as well. However in Mexico it’s a really big thing. Even though it’s more well known roots are Catholic, it has been traced back to indigenous origins as well which is probably why these guys are so enthusiastic  This is one of my fine art photos that are a bit alternative. I’ve hardly touched the photo since taking it so what you see is what I took in camera.

Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende

Native indian dancing at the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende

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Native Indian dancing at San Miguel Allende

For anyone looking to visit Mexico but is a bit unnerved by the bad press Mexico gets these days, they should go to San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. Located 274 km form Mexico city, it’s as western as it gets with its large population of foreign retirees, artists and writers, most of whom come from the big country to the north. It’s a beautiful spot and has lots of festivals. These dancers were part of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) festival. Couldn’t resist the angle!

Native Indian dancing At the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende © 2010 Nick Katin