20 | MAR | 2019
Makeup, glitter, glamour, and Catrinas in Mexico City
Professional makeup artists can do your makeup at the Ángel de la Independencia - Photo: Agustín Salinas/EL UNIVERSAL

Makeup, glitter, glamour, and Catrinas in Mexico City

EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
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The Megaprocesión de las Catrinas 2018 celebrates the iconic Mexican tradition, The Day of the Dead and the Catrina, the Grande Dame of Death

One of the most iconic and celebrated traditions in Mexico is the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated on November 1 and 2.

As in previous years, the Mega Procesión de las Catrinas 2018 (2018 Catrinas Mega Procession) is taking place today, on Sunday, October 21 in Mexico City, among flower crowns, makeup, glitter, music, and dance.

This year, despite the bad weather, thousands of people have gathered in Reforma to celebrate death in a Mexican way: through a party

Reforma has turned into a celebratory hub. There are gigantic skulls and alebrijes all over Reforma, the city is full of cempazúchitl, and there are hundreds of people getting their skull makeup. 

National and international tourists are embracing this Mexican tradition with a twist by getting their makeup done, wearing costumes, and joining the procession

The Mega Procesión de las Catrinas 2018 is led by Mega Body Paint México and looks to rescue Mexico's ancestral tradition, the Day of the Dead.

The event revolves around the Catrina, Mexico's Grande Dame of Death, who is a symbol of both acceptance and mockery of Death.

During the event, talented makeup artists will gather around El Ángel de la Independencia to offer makeup services at accessible prices. 

This year, about 150 professional makeup artists were in charge of the characterization of the attendees. Makeup services start at MXN $150.


Makeup will start at 2:00 p.m. at the Ángel de la Independencia, in Paseo de la Reforma while the procession will start at will at Ángel de la Independencia and will circulate through Paseo de la Reforma and up to Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts.

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Mexico's depiction of Death comes to life

Gathering people who were curious and excited to experience Death a la mexicana
Mexico's depiction of Death comes to lifeMexico's depiction of Death comes to life


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