The day of the Dead

• Day of the Dead

First day of November in many countries traditionally associated with death. Catholics celebrate All Saints' Day, and Hispanics - Day of the Dead (Spanish: Dia de los Muertos.), Rooted in the rites of the Mayan and Aztec. They are celebrated in very different ways, but the meaning is the same as a whole. It is noteworthy that these festivals are not as popular in the world as Halloween - "the day when the spirits of the dead can come back to earth."

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made-up student takes part in the Parade of Katrina (App. Desfile de Catrinas), Guadalajara, Mexico. Katrina - the eponymous heroine of the skeletal engraving Jose Guadalupe Posada (José Guadalupe Posada), often used in the trappings of the holiday.

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The attributes of the Dead Day of the sale in the Mexican quarter of Los Angeles, California, USA.

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The girl in the costume of Death poses at the "altar of the dead", Mexico City, Mexico. Such altars - an important part of the commemoration of deceased relatives.

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The demonstration at the Ministry of Health in Mexico. It was dedicated to those who died from diabetes and obesity.

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One of the participants demonstrate the close-up.

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The installation of skeletons at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

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Traditional sugar "kalaveritas" (Spanish. Calaveritas) in the form of small skulls on the Jamaica market, Mexico.

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The students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico participate in the festivities.

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The attributes of the Dead Day of the sale in the Mexican quarter of Los Angeles.

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The woman adorns the grave of his parents bread, El Alto, Bolivia.

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Mexican woman lights a candle at the tomb of his ancestors in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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The boy in the image of the skeleton takes part in the traditional parade of "Paseo de las Animas" (Spanish. Paseo de las Animas) in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

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The traditional paper with an openwork pattern, which is sold at the Jamaica Market in Mexico City.

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People are preparing the festivities National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Here, the home of voodoo, dead Day is one of the major holidays of the year.

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A man lays flowers at the grave of their ancestors in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Small figures of skeletons.

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"Altar of the Dead" at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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art installations of students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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Young people in the form of Death participate in a demonstration on the Zocalo, Mexico City.

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The Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela giving a presentation during the festival "Day of the Dead" in London, England. The four-day cultural event organized by the British to be attached to the Mexican kitchen, art, music and cinema.