A parade with colorful characters that pays tribute to Mexico’s ancestors

Americas Now

The month of November marks the time of year when Mexicans honor their loved ones who have died. One of the celebrations is the Catrina Parade.

“Catrina” is a skeleton better known as “Mexico’s Grande Dame of Death.”

For the past five years, one woman has been organizing this iconic parade. More than just a show it’s bigger mission is to rescue Mexico’s ancestral tradition.

Jessica Esquivias is our Urban Voice.

With a growing number of participants each year, Jessica would like to take the Catrina parade to other cities in Mexico and around the world.