See why the Catrina (the fancy lady) is such a popular character in the mexican tradition
Originally posted on Beloved Hotels:
Every November 2nd takes place in Mexico the celebration of ‘Día de Muertos‘ (the Day of The Dead). The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember and pray for their loved ones who have died.
People go to cemeteries and also builds altars at their homes, containing the favorite food and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia from the deceased.
The intent is to attract the souls and let them feel the love, hear the prayers and the memories from the living ones…. Nice! Isn’t it?
‘The Catrina‘ (The Fancy Lady) illustration from Jose Guadalupe Posada, has become an icon of the Day of the Dead festivity. Her chapeau originally is related to French and European styles of the early 20th century. She is meant to portray a satirization of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were over embracing European traditions of the aristocracy in…
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