Mexico: Lavish Day of the Dead parade honours quake victims in Mexico City

Dancing skulls, skeleton floats and Mexican revolutionaries paraded through the streets of Mexico City in celebration of the Day of the Dead on Saturday. This year’s parade had a new addition however, as the rescue workers from Mexico’s 19 September earthquake graced the event. This year’s parade was three times the size of last year’s parade, as special efforts were made to ensure the... Еще commemorative event was more extravagant than ever before in memory of the 500 people who lost their lives in September’s earthquake. Thousands of onlookers watched as floats passed by, including a structure in the shape of a fist made from rescue workers’ gear. Mexico’s Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is traditionally celebrated on 2 November and has roots in Mexico’s Aztec roots.

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