A Mexican boy creates a colorful sawdust carpet, displaying skull (Calavera), during the Day of the Dead festivities in San Juan Ixtayopan, Mexico. A Mexican boy creates a colorful sawdust carpet, displaying skull (Calavera), during the Day of the Dead festivities in San Juan Ixtayopan, Mexico.
A Mexican man, dressed as skeleton (Calaca), walks through the town during the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico. A Mexican man, dressed as skeleton (Calaca), walks through the town during the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico.
A young girl, dressed as La Catrina, a Mexican pop culture icon representing the Death, takes part in the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Mexico. A young girl, dressed as La Catrina, a Mexican pop culture icon representing the Death, takes part in the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Mexico.
A Mexican girl, dressed as skeleton (Calaca), performs on a bicycle during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico. A Mexican girl, dressed as skeleton (Calaca), performs on a bicycle during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico.
A gigantic Calaca figure, a Mexican icon representing the deceased, is carried on the street during the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico. A gigantic Calaca figure, a Mexican icon representing the deceased, is carried on the street during the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico.
A young woman, dressed as La Catrina, a Mexican pop culture icon representing the Death, walks through the town during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico. A young woman, dressed as La Catrina, a Mexican pop culture icon representing the Death, walks through the town during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico.
Mexican girls, wearing colorful costumes and having their faces painted, walk on the street during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican girls, wearing colorful costumes and having their faces painted, walk on the street during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City, Mexico.
A Mexican man, wearing a black wooden mask with marigold flowers, takes part in the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Mexico. A Mexican man, wearing a black wooden mask with marigold flowers, takes part in the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Mexico.

Day of the Dead in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico – November 2016

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), a syncretic religious holiday combining the death veneration rituals of the ancient Aztec culture with the Catholic practice, is celebrated throughout all Mexico. Based on the belief that the souls of the departed may come back to this world on that day, people gather at the gravesites in cemeteries praying, drinking and playing music, to joyfully remember friends or family members who have died and to support their souls on the spiritual journey.

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