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Día de Muertos Parade of Skulls & Skeletons

 

 

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: The Día de Muertos celebration was presented by Cleveland Public Theatre / Teatro Público de Cleveland in partnership with Héctor Castellanos Lara and Día de Muertos Ohio.PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: A woman is dancing with joy in front of the marching musicians from El Comité Mexicano de Cleveland on this day that honors ancestors and commemorates those loved ones who have passed.

 

 

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: One of many marchers in the Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, demonstrating the elaborate preparation that many of those marching have brought to this local festival each year for the past fifteen years.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: Walkers on stilts join in the festivities.

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: Skeleton clad marchers join in the parade.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: These marchers don traditional Aztec ceremonial dress. A press release from Cleveland Public Theatre says “the Día de los Muertos holiday has its origins in the Aztec rituals of Mexico and other indigenous tribes of Latin America.”

 

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