‘Catrina’ skeletons hit streets in Mexico City | AFP

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 drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of ‘skeletons’ or skulls.

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Mexicans dress up as ‘Catrina’ ahead of Day of the Dead

Mexicans 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 socio-political criticism and illustrations of skeletons or skulls.