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Day of the Dead parade in Mexico features painted ‘La Catrina’ faces and costumes

Day of the Dead parade in Mexico features painted ‘La Catrina’ faces and costumes

Mexicans get ready to celebrate the El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, highlighting the character of La Calavera Catrina.

Mario Guzman/EPAPeople participate in the the parade of “Catrinas,” in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Rebecca Blackwell/APA woman dressed as Mexico’s iconic “Catrina” awaits the start of the Grand Procession of the Catrinas, part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

The Catrinas parade is an annual event commemorating the Day of the Dead by locals and visitors.

Carlos Jasso /ReutersA woman dressed up as “Catrina,” a Mexican character also known as “The Elegant Death”, takes part in a Catrinas parade in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Rebecca Blackwell/APPeople have their faces painted in the style of Mexico’s iconic “Catrina,” as they prepare to march in the Grand Procession of the Catrinas, part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

La Calavera Catrina, or Dapper Skeleton, is the most representative image of the Day of the Dead, an indigenous festivity that celebrates ancestors and includes many humorous or pretty portrayals of skeletons.

Mario Guzman/EPAPeople participate in the the parade of “Catrinas,” in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Rebecca Blackwell/APPeople dressed as a skeleton couple await the start of the Grand Procession of the “Catrinas,” part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

The figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between 1910 and his death in 1913.

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty ImagesA person fancy dressed as “Catrina” takes part in the “Catrinas Parade” along Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Rebecca Blackwell/APMontserrat Ramirez, dressed as a skeleton bride, poses for pictures during the Grand Procession of the “Catrinas,” part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations, in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Jose Guadalupe Posada was famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of skeletons or skulls, including La Catrina.

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty ImagesPeople fancy dressed as “Catrina” take part in the “Catrinas Parade” along Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2017.

Source: abcnews.go.com

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