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Katrinas, Amealco, Mexico

red eye skull Hotel Amealco

Katrinas are the ubiquitous symbol of El Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) in Mexico. They are sculptures of skeletons, most often female, usually but not always, dressed in Victorian clothing and  sporting a Victorian era hat. I was in Amealco, Mexico, a small city in the central highlands, this year on El Dia.  These Katrinas were part of an altar in the courtyard of the Hotel Amealco where my partner and I were staying.

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The tradition in the Almealco area is for families to decorate graves of deceased family members with flowers, most often marigolds, and to visit the graves on El Dia. I will post images. I will share some of the images I took in a future post.