Mexico City remembers migrants

Mexico City recollects migrants
English 30/10/2018 15:43 Newsroom Mexico City Sandra Hernández Actualizada 15:57
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The traditional Zócalo's ofrenda pays homage to migrants

This year's ofrenda is a contemporary art piece, which uses the most iconic elements from the Day of the Dead and translates them into a more contemporary design

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Gisela Mendoza, an anthropologist, designed the 9 paths to the Mictlán, the Aztec's underworld, where the gigantic Catrinas, skulls, travel through

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Mexico City recollects migrants

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Mexico City recollects migrants

The skulls are characterized by migrants from South America, Jews, Asia, Spain, among others.

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Mexico City's mayor, José Ramón Amieva, inaugurated the Zócalo's monumental ofrenda, an altar, which will be open to the public until November 4.

This year's ofrenda is a contemporary art piece, which uses the most iconic elements from the Day of the Dead and translates them into a more contemporary design, created by Humberto Spíndola and Gisela Mendoza Jiménez. Gisela Mendoza, an anthropologist, designed the 9 paths to the Mictlán, the Aztec's underworld, where the gigantic Catrinas, skulls, travel through. The Catrinas are characterized by migrants from South America, Jews, Asia, Spain, among others.
 

 

The ofrenda, which will be light up at night, resembles a cemetery, and in the center is a monumental altar.

It's been estimated that until November 4, Mexico City will be visited by 4 million visitors, who are looking to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
 

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