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Costume contest in Oaxaca for Day of the Dead

Keeping Mexican traditions alive, Oaxaca will hold the first Day of the Dead costume contents in the city as part of the holiday activities, which are celebrated from October 25 to November 3, 2018.

Under the slogan “Accept it, you die from living”, the local administration announced the call for contest participants to take part in the celebrations.

Registrations are open from October 1 to October 26. People over 18 may participate by registering at the offices of the Directorate General of Tourism.

The contest will be held on November 2 at the Plaza de la Danza at 6:00 p.m. The costumes must adhere to the traditions, festivities, and Oaxacan and/or Mexican customs, without elements other than that.

The criteria on which the jury will judge the contestants will be the costume, makeup, creativity, authenticity and the description of the costume.

The prizes are $10,000 pesos for the first place, $8,000 for the second and $5,000 for the third.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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