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Camino de Flores alive with the spirit of Hanal Pixán

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The second Camino de Flores is back in time for Hanal Pixán. Photo: Tourism Dept.

Mérida, Yucatán — The Camino de Flores, a flower trail that overtakes an entire city street in Mejorada, is back with a seasonal theme.

The Camino de Flores is back. Photo: Tourism Dept.

For Hanal Pixan, the Yucatecan spin on Día de Muertos, the block-long demonstration garden has marigold-like flowers, skulls and other “Ánimas” elements throughout.

The city used 50,000 plants to create the effect, and it took 200 workers from the city Servicios Públicos to build.

The Camino from above. Photo: Tourism Dept.

The city hasn’t said how long the 100-meter-long tribute to the dead will remain alive. In April, the first Camino was held over, remaining up three weeks, receiving tens of thousands of visitors.

The colorful exhibit runs along the west side of Parque de La Mejorada, Calle 50A between 57 and 59. Visitors can see the work from temporary platforms from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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