‘Ca­tri­nas’ Pa­rade

Hun­dreds of Mex­i­can women par­tic­i­pate in iconic

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Hun­dreds of women dressed as “Ca­t­rina” Mex­ico’s el­e­gant skele­ton lady - par­tic­i­pated at an an­nual pa­rade in Mex­ico City on Sun­day. Women and girls of all ages wore el­e­gant, col­or­ful dresses com­plete with elab­o­rate face makeup to re­sem­ble “Ca­t­rina”.

They pa­raded along Re­forma Av­enue ahead of the fa­mous ‘Day of the Dead’ cel­e­bra­tions held across the coun­try. Mex­i­can artist Jose Guadalupe Posada cre­ated “Ca­t­rina” a skele­ton lady who dons a large-brimmed hat and Vic­to­rian-era gown. The char­ac­ter was meant as a crit­i­cism of women who pre­tended to be of a higher class even if it meant starv­ing, and be­com­ing painfully thin. — AP

Hun­dreds of peo­ple take part in the “Ca­tri­nas Pa­rade” along Re­forma Av­enue, in Mex­ico City on Oc­to­ber 23, 2016. Mex­i­cans get ready to cel­e­brate the Day of the Dead high­light­ing the char­ac­ter of La Ca­t­rina which 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, in­clud­ing La Ca­t­rina. — AP/AFP photos

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