Hundreds of Mexican women participate in iconic
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