Dia de los Muertos - Mexico
Dia de los Muertos | Oaxaca | Mexico, 2017
The festival itself originated in pre-Spanish Mexico, while its main symbol, the skull, derives from La Calavera Catrina (‘Elegant Skull’), an early 20th-century drawing by Jose
Guadalupe Posada that was inspired by the ancient Aztec goddess of death. ‘La Catrina’, as the figure in the drawing is known, is an important symbol in Mexican culture, and she embodies death itself. She is depicted as a skull wearing a hat with f lowers and this image reappears in many variations throughout the Day of the Dead celebrations. She helps people honour their lost loved ones and celebrate life.
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