The Grande Dame of Death Procession

English 15/10/2017 11:45 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 17:22
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The event revolves around the Catrina as a symbol of both, acceptance and mockery towards death

The Mega Procesión de las Catrinas 2017 is led by Mega Body Paint México, and this year, Mexican Haute-couture designer Jossy Javier is the event's official ambassador - Photo/EL UNIVERSAL in English

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More than 200 makeup artists will participate in transforming the over 30 thousand expected attendants into Catrinas...or Catrines - Photo/EL UNIVERSAL in English

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This year's procession will feature a folkloric dance ensemble from Michoacán, a tribute to the victims of recent 7.1 earthquake, and a group of Xoloitzcuintli dogs - Photo/EL UNIVERSAL in English

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The event will take place on October 22, at the Angel of Independence in Paseo de la Reforma, starting at 11:00 am for the characterization of the participants - Photo/EL UNIVERSAL in English

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The official press conference took place at Mexican-theme based bar La Chilanguita in downtown Mexico City- Photo/EL UNIVERSAL in English

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Mega Procesión de las Catrinas 2017 is led by Mega Body Paint México, seeking to rescue Mexico's ancestral tradition of the Day of the Dead.

During the press conference, Jessica Elizabeth Esquivias Rodríguez, President of Mega Body Paint México and organizer of the event, disclosed some of the details about this year's edition, set to take place on October 22, at the Angel of Independence in Paseo de la Reforma Avenue.
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