Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

This week’s Photo of the Week comes from our friends at Mexico City Urban Adventures. These mildly creepy, yet beautifully creative figures (called Catrinas) are synonymous with celebrating Dia de Muertos, otherwise known as ‘Day of the Dead’, a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and elsewhere around the world. This tradition dates back thousands of years, but even now it is still recognised as one of the most colourful and vibrant celebrations of death on the planet.

The celebration coincides with “Hallowmas” (All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day), Dia de Muertos begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd, but the traditions are said to have originated hundreds of years ago to indigenous celebrations and an Aztec festival.

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