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Zapotlanejo creates colossal catrina

Zapotlanejo is showing off what municipal fathers claim is the “world’s tallest catrina” that rises a towering 20 meters into the sky. 

The skeleton figure broke the previous record created in the same town last year. Residents in the clothing center of Zapotlanjo, located ten miles west of Guadalajara, have taken Day of the Dead to their hearts in recent years.

Next to the catrina they have constructed an incredible seven-tier altar that uses 2,000 candles, 500 pieces of papel china, 400 oranges and 150 loaves of pan de muerto. Exotic floral displays also line the main pedestrian precinct. Both the catrina and the altar will be on display in Zapotlanejo’s main plaza through Sunday, November 6.

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