Colossal Skeletons Rise From Their Graves In Mexico City For The Day Of The Dead
By Izza Sofia, 30 Oct 2019
Giant skeletons are taking over the streets in the Tláhuac neighborhood of Mexico City.
Photos of these “bones” have surfaced on social media as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 and 2 November.
Local artists used cardboard to design the figures, and added construction rubble around the limbs to make it look as though they are crawling out of roads.
The annual festival is part of the Mexican tradition that celebrates the lives of those who have departed.
The Day of the Dead celebrations started last Saturday, with women dressing up as Catrina, an elegant skeletal representation of death. The image of Catrina was conceptualized by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada in 1912.
A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 29, 2019
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In late October, in Mexico City, in the municipality of Tláhuac, in the neighborhood of Santa Cecilia they’ve installed skeletons climbing out of pot holes. A snide protest about their neglected neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/l8gp3nYTOU— 🎣 Bait & Tackle Shop (@DavidRosaIes) October 28, 2019
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A giant skeleton has "emerged" from a street in the Tlahuac neighborhood of Mexico City. The sculpture has been placed in the city street ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 and 2 November. pic.twitter.com/jmxK0WBx6v
VIDEO: People in Mexico City dress up as 'Catrina', a Mexican representation of death, and take part in a parade ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The character of La Catrina was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his illustrations of 'skeletons' pic.twitter.com/R4zJA4DMub— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 28, 2019
[via BBC, opening image via Alcaldía Tláhuac]
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