The character of the catrinas came to life again as a representative icon of the Day of the Dead a few decades later, thanks to the work of the muralist Diego Rivera, who used it as a symbol of death in his works.

The original Catrina was titled La Calavera Garbancera: in the form of an artistic etching in zinc, composed for use as political satire around 1910, intended to poke fun at a certain social class of Mexicans who the artist portrayed as having European-aristocratic aspirations; thus the Catrina’s archetypal grandiose plumed hat of a style which passed through a period of high fashion in Europe during that age

Over time, the figure of La Catrina was presented as a symbol of protest and a symbol of death. Since then we see them every Day of the Dead on altars, while many people dress as catrinas and catrines.

We welcome all to honor this tradition and dress as a catrina/catrine!

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