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Pix: This parade will scare the daylights out of you

Last updated on: October 24, 2017 15:20 IST

Dressed as skeletons, people celebrate the dead in a parade in Mexico. Take a look!

Parade of the dead

A child dressed up as Catrina takes part in a parade. La Catrina was the name given to an elegant skeletal figure popular in Mexican culture.
Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

 

Parade of the dead

A woman surrounded by marigolds. The scent of the flower is believed to guide the dead.

 

Parade of the dead

An annual parade is celebrated by locals and tourists. 

 

Parade of the dead

It's here that you'll find scary and pretty portrayals of skeletons.  

 

Parade of the dead

Red is a favourite colour here. 

 

Parade of the dead

People of all ages participate in the festival.

 

Parade of the dead

Participants throw red colour one each other as they celebrate. 

 

Parade of the dead

It's not rare to see women dressed in their wedding gowns with gory make up on. This young woman decided to get her pet along too.

 

Parade of the dead

A participant looks on, as another one gets her make up done.

 

Parade of the dead

It is believed that the ritual of celebrating the dead has been observed for decades. 

 

Parade of the dead

At the parade, people also pray for their loved ones and remember their family members who have passed away. 

Parade of the dead

Rediff Get Ahead Bureau