4Corners Images collection: Dia de los Muertos

Calavera Catrina, Morelia by Jordan Banks

In Mexico, Hallowe’en or All Saints Day is celebrated as the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. No longer an exclusively Mexican celebration, today’s vibrant Dia de los Muertos was born when European Christianity met indigenous Mexican customs of ancestor veneration. A joyous celebration of lives past, Day of the Dead festivities are always attended by la Calavera Catrina, the elegant skeletal parody of death that ultimately makes all of us equal.

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FCR-420054 Calavera Catrina, Morelia © Jordan Banks / 4Corners Images