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Catrina Day Of The Dead

La Catrina. Iconic image in Mexico's culture.

La Catrina

Please mouseover to get additional information. La Catrina was originally created by Jose Guadalupe Posada and later named and painted dressed up by Diego Rivera in one of his murals. It became an iconic figure in Mexican culture representing death and the way Mexicans face it.

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Mexico's 'La Catrina' look spreads for Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) - She has been a fixture at Day of the Dead fiestas for a century, and Mexico's elegant and classy "Skeleton Lady" is even inspiring some movie and rock stars in the U.S. to don Halloween costumes based on the macabre figure.

What is La Catrina?

According to Mexican Folklore, "La Catrina" -also known as death- can show herself in many different ways. Sometimes she is dressed in a rather elaborate, festive way. Sometimes she appears before us in "bare bones," to take us away when we least expect it.