A parade was hosted in Mexico City ~ above Saturday night to honour the start of the annual Día de Muertos (Day that the Dead) celebrations.

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It was launched in 2016, influenced by a comparable scene collection in the city in the James Bond movie Spectre.


Organisers hoped the parade would certainly serve together a tourist attraction for travellers looking to witness regional celebrations.

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The city's government specialized the parade come migrants who have actually lost their lives in transit, in ~ a time as soon as thousands from across central America are currently travelling in a caravan with the country.


One part of the parade had civilization carrying components of a border wall, which claimed (in Spanish): "On this next there is likewise a dream."


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Día de Muertos is usually held on 2 November and is a time when families honour deceased love ones in the belief their souls return to earth to be with them.


People celebrate that in various ways throughout Mexico's regions, and also customs deserve to vary from family members to family.


Some honour their loved ones with candles, your favourite foods and floral tributes in cemeteries, while others build shrines in their very own homes.


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Skull imagery, costumes and also body paint may also play a component - and also these have come to be the iconic job of the Dead images that have been exported about the human being at Halloween time.


Catrina figures, which have actually a skeleton appearance and formal dress, featured prominently in Saturday's parade.


Despite the nastiness conditions, thousands attended the Mexico City event, i m sorry was likewise broadcast top top television.