Xantolo: What comes from the Castilian term Xanto (holy) and the Nahuatl olo (abundance), and which means all saints.
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This celebration originates from the Milkailjuitl, which was the pre-Hispanic festival of worship of the dead. Most important tradition of the Huasteca region in the state of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Querétaro.
Festival that begins on October 28 and ends on November 4 and in some areas can be different days, where you can enjoy the traditional dance of Xantolo, among colorful masks and clothing of the Huehues, a word that in Nahua translates as wise old man, who were the leaders in the Mesoamerican social organization.
This is how until present times the indigenous communities of the Huasteca organize themselves to celebrate the Xantolo with offerings full of exquisite traditional dishes that they offer to live together, cempasúchil flowers, altars and joyful and mystical dances, with the belief of the return visit of their dead to this life, who upon arrival enjoy that party with their loved ones.
A traditional celebration of the day of the dead in Mexico that we have to know about.