La Catrina

La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Dressing as a “Catrina” is a popular costume in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Catrinas typically feature “sugar skull” make-up.

La Calavera Catrina or Catrina Calavera Garbancera is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era.Today, the Catrina, being a popular invention, has become part of the living Mexican culture, of its traditions and customs.

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