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The faithful prepare feasts for their patron saint in Dzoncahuich, Yucatan. Photo: EFE / Cuauhtemoc Moreno Hundreds of...
Whether mass-produced or handmade, those colorful rows of perforated paper, or papel picado, represent a Mexican folk-art tradition that has endured since pre-Hispanic times.
The workers place it there themselves, a tradition they have followed for years, believing it brings blessings that protect them.
Organizers of this year's Paseo de las Ánimas estimate about 57,000 people took to the streets, in a highlight of the city's Day of the Dead festivities.
Actors, students and altars come together Saturday at the Plaza Grande.
As the Day of the Dead approaches, cemeteries in Merida come alive.
After four generations, a family of candy-makers has its first store in the Centro Histórico.
Grammy-winning ranchera singer Pepe Aguilar will join the public in celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day on the Plaza Grande this year.