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Shot of a woman dressed as la Catrina at a Dia de los Muertos procession.

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico represents a mixture of Christian devotion and Pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs. As a result of this mixture, the celebration comes to life as an unique Mexican tradition and celebration including an altar and offerings dedicated to those deceased. The altar includes four main elements of nature – earth, wind, water, and fire. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

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Shot w/ a Canon 20D.

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Comments

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    La pictura es muy bonita. Los colores son muy linda. XXXX

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Muchos gracias, Lori : )

  • wdavies285
    wdavies285over 5 years ago

    great capture perfect lighting and wonderful description

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Thank you, as always, Wayne!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thanks much, Kathy.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlover 5 years ago

    Great shot, thanks for sharing the meaning too…

  • Much appreciated, SG!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • tuetano
    tuetanoover 5 years ago

    esta guapa sin duda

  • lol… Gracias!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Sheila McCrea
    Sheila McCreaover 5 years ago

    This is an interesting picture. I’m glad that you posted it. I lived over there for a year & remember this being celebrated but wasn’t sure what they were doing. I saw a movie about it just the other day & read your description so, thank you.

  • I’m really glad I posted it now! Thanks very much, Sheila :-)

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 5 years ago

    WOW!!! Great get up!! ;-)

  • Yeah, it was cool! Thanks much, Rhonda : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    LOL, great job and funny too

  • Very much appreciated, BigD!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

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