"La Catrina" - A celebration of death
Created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posadas, and popularised in the late 18th century, "La Catrina" is the very personification of death. Since those days, "La Catrina" has become a symbol closely associated with "The Day of the Dead" celebration. A day where we build shrines, light up candles and share a meal with our deceased loved ones. It is however, not a day of mourning or sorrow, neither is it terrifying, it is simply a celebration of our own mortality.
This year, like every year, people dressed up, applied some makeup and paraded around Mexico City to pay homage to this emblematic figure.
"Death is democratic, at the end of the day, blonde, brunette, rich or poor every one ends up a skeleton" - Jose Guadalupe Posadas