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In photos: this is how the Day of the Dead Parade was lived in CDMX

The 2022 Day of the Dead Parade managed to bring together hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate the richness of Mexican culture.  (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
The 2022 Day of the Dead Parade managed to bring together hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate the richness of Mexican culture. (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

The Day of the Dead Paradeone of the most anticipated events of this 2022 in Mexico City, delighted More than a million of people this Saturday, October 29.

There were a total of 12 allegorical cars, five monumental balloons, 300 musicians and entertainers, and 688 volunteers who flooded the streets of the Mexican capital with color, emotion and joy, from the Puerta de los Leones in Chapultepec to the Zócalo of CDMX .

Along the 8.7 kilometer route, entire families enjoyed the show that was full of music, dance and peculiar moments that made more than one smile.

People looked for a way to have the best possible place to enjoy the event.  (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
People looked for a way to have the best possible place to enjoy the event. (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

At different points along the route, the attendees appropriated the CDMX infrastructure to have a better view of the Great Day of the Dead Paradeas occurred at the Monument to Cuauhtémoc, as well as at the stops of the Metrobús Hamburgo, Reforma and Glorieta de Colón stations on line 7.

Families organized to ensure their children had the best possible view.  (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico
Families organized to ensure their children had the best possible view. (Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

The impressive figures and allegorical cars dazzled children and adults, both because of their size and because of the elements that made up their clothing.

(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

At different times, parade participants approached people to encourage them to dance, high-five their hands, and even to take some pictures with themso that they could preserve an intimate memory of this celebration.

(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

The main theme of this parade was “Mexico: the navel of the Moon”, referring to the traditions of our culture. For this reason, the tour was accompanied by the narration of a story about the adventures of Luna, a direct descendant of Quetzalcóatl and in charge of opening the portal to the deceased.

(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

Iconic characters from Mexican wrestling also adorned this great event with a giant balloon alluding to Jesús Alfonso Escoboza, The parkaas well as a peculiar costume of the silver masked man, The Saintwhose mask covered the head of a walking skeleton.

(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

One of the most moving moments of this celebration occurred unexpectedly, when a dog decided to join the musicians of Aztec Fire Marching Band.

For a few minutes, the dog stood at the head of the group and stole the attention of the spectators, who instantly baptized him “Firulais” and celebrated his presence by shouting “Firu, Firu, Firu!”

(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)
(Photo: Baruc Mayen/Infobae Mexico)

It should be noted that, for the first time, the Great Parade arrived at the capital’s Zócalo at night, since compared to previous editions, the Plaza de la Constitución was the venue for a night show by Ángela Aguilarwho donated his interpretation of La Llorona to close the long-awaited event.

Shortly after the floats and groups of entertainers and dancers arrived at that point, the young singer born in Los Angeles, California, came out on stage in an elegant outfit adorned with hundreds of cempasuchil flowersin the part of the skirt, and a sober black corset with lace.

His voice made all the spectators resound who, between catrinas and giant catrines, packed the Zócalo plate to culminate with a night that, for thousands, will be unforgettable.

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