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Mexico: Thousands parade through Mexico City on Day of the Dead02:12

Mexico: Thousands parade through Mexico City on Day of the Dead

Mexico, Mexico City
October 30, 2016 at 04:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Mexicans gathered on the streets of Mexico City to celebrate the centuries old tradition Dia de los Muertos Parade, also known as Day of the Dead.

The parade was replete with floats, performers and giant marionettes. One parade attendee said, "The parade was so good for me because I feel that the Mexican Culture is being truly promoted and it is really cool that everyone knows about our traditions."

Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, whereupon people pay their respects to friends and family members who have died. The festivities have existed since the pre-Hispanic era and fuses modern Mexican culture to pre-colonial times. The holiday traditionally takes place near October 31 (All Hallows' Eve), November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day).

Mexico: Thousands parade through Mexico City on Day of the Dead02:12
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Mexicans gathered on the streets of Mexico City to celebrate the centuries old tradition Dia de los Muertos Parade, also known as Day of the Dead.

The parade was replete with floats, performers and giant marionettes. One parade attendee said, "The parade was so good for me because I feel that the Mexican Culture is being truly promoted and it is really cool that everyone knows about our traditions."

Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, whereupon people pay their respects to friends and family members who have died. The festivities have existed since the pre-Hispanic era and fuses modern Mexican culture to pre-colonial times. The holiday traditionally takes place near October 31 (All Hallows' Eve), November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day).

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