Reference : V-P-MX-E-00427
Date : 01/11/2020
Country/Region : MEXICO
Caption : San Andres Mixquic. A young boy with a bouquet of marigolds waits for his mother outside a bakery as she buys offerings for the Day of the Dead.
Photographer : RODRIGUEZ, César
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The yellow flower is strung over headstones and laid on altars, thought to represent the brightness of the sun illuminating a path for the spirits to return to Earth from Mictlan, the underworld. This year, the usually festive traditions around the Day of the Dead were largely celebrated in private, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resolution : 6000x4000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour