Naolinco gears up for a Grand Day of the Dead Celebration

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Published by Alma Quiroz | Diario de Xalapa on October 15, 2023

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Naolinco, a charming Magical Town nestled in Veracruz, is eagerly preparing for a grand celebration during the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities. The town anticipates welcoming thousands of visitors who will revel in its cobblestone streets, savor its exquisite cuisine, peruse traditional shoe stores and leather product shops, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere.

Merchants in Naolinco have noted a significant uptick in sales following the esteemed Magical Town designation. They are optimistic that the upcoming Todos Santos celebration will further boost tourism and subsequently augment their earnings. However, they emphasize the pressing need for road improvements to ensure a smooth influx of visitors, as the current road conditions are less than ideal.

The Day of the Dead festivities in Naolinco are scheduled to unfold from October 28 to November 5, showcasing the distinct and emblematic traditions of this newly recognized Magical Town in Veracruz. As the dates approach, the town is expected to come alive with the enticing aroma of copal, marigolds, and freshly baked bread, accentuated by the vibrant and colorful altars that grace the streets.

Beatriz Peralta Martínez, proprietor of Doña Josefina Restaurant, extends a warm invitation to everyone to experience the allure of Naolinco during the Todos Santos season. She attributes the increased foot traffic and economic benefits to the town’s newfound status as a Magical Town, affirming its positive impact on restaurants, leather product stores, bakeries, and confectionery shops.

Undoubtedly, the Days of the Dead mark the pinnacle of Naolinco’s annual appeal, attracting a surge of visitors that reinvigorates the regional economy. Teresa Márquez Pineda, a representative from the footwear sector, acknowledges the heightened interest and sales brought about by the Magical Town designation. She underscores the potential for even greater tourism if the local road infrastructure is improved, addressing the concerns of visitors regarding the road’s current condition.

Looking beyond Naolinco, the neighboring community of San Pablo Coapan, within the Naolinco municipality, is also gearing up for a vibrant celebration—the Second Cempasúchil Festival. Scheduled from the 21st to the 29th of this month, the festival promises an array of engaging activities to welcome visitors. Attendees can explore Flor de Muerto plantations, peruse an artisanal market featuring local products, appreciate an exhibition of flower mats, and admire beautifully crafted altars—a rich tapestry of traditions that characterizes the festivities in this region.

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