The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration.
It takes place on November 2nd and its purpose is to remember and honor the deceased.
In Mexico, we love laughing and this holiday is no exception.
People write short poems called “Calaveras” (Skulls), mocking epitaphs describing funny moments from those who are no longer with us.
La Catrina is also part of this ritual, as J.G. Posada described, “La Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico,
it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat.” – (J.G. Posada)
In this picture, Nardya Rousselot wears her Catrina mask. You can purchase this and many others at The Loft.