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Giant Skeletons Popped Out Of The Streets In Mexico For Day Of The Dead Celebrations

You may have heard of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English. In popular culture, you've most likely heard about it during conversations about the history of sugar skulls around Halloween.

There is so much more to Dia de los Muertos than just sugar skulls. Instead of mourning the dead, it's about celebrating their life for 2-3 days, and one neighborhood in Mexico City went big, refusing to go home.

When it's Day of the Dead, it's time to celebrate with music, dance, decorations, food, friends, and family.

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The neighborhood of San Pedro Tláhuac in Mexico City did not come to play with their Day of the Dead celebrations.

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They decorated the streets around town with giant skeletons that looked like they were emerging from the ground.

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According to My Modern Met, the sculptures were created by the family-owned arts collective that is Jaén Cartonería.

Although just going viral this year, the tradition has been going on for 8 years!

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Raymundo Medina Jaen wanted to use the sculptures to teach the kids in the neighborhood about cultural heritage.

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The sculptures are certainly a sight to see and experience for everyone!

Their development is no small feat. They're completely made of cardboard, taking one year to make and two days to set up, and then carefully painted by hand.

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The broken road effect isn't real, although it certainly fooled me! It's actually just scrap rubble to create the illusion.

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This is a great way to capture the world's attention and bring awareness to the beauty of Day of the Dead celebrations.

h/t: My Modern Met

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