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Day of the Dead: Celebrations return in full to Mexico after Covid restrictions

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Mexicans have been taking part in the annual Day of the Dead festival during which they celebrate the lives of the departed.

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a pre-Hispanic tradition in which families remember their dead and celebrate the continuity of life.

Offerings to the dead are set up which include photographs, food, candles, flowers, personal items, skulls made out of sugar, paper mache skeletons and sweets.

The celebrations on Tuesday and Wednesday are the largest since 2019 after being curtailed during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Devotee of Santa Muerte (Holy Death) in Tepito neighbourhood, Mexico City - 1 November

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Mourner at the Xilotepec Pantheon in Mexico City - 1 November

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Couple dressed as Animas at a performance in Merida, Yucatan - 31 October

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Indigenous women dance in a parade in San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas state - 31 October

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Men in masks dance in Huejutla, Hidalgo state

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Sex workers in Mexico City

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Tsotzile indigenous people decorate tombs of relatives in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas state

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Indigenous people play music at the altar as they make offerings in San Mateo del Mar, state of Oaxaca

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Altar in memory of Debanhi Escobar, who disappeared in April and was later found dead, at the Technical High School No. 110 Ludovico Meza; in Monterrey, Mexico - 1 November

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Traditional Mexican parade characters on Tower Bridge, London - 1 November

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