Mexico prepares for the Day of the Dead
Location: Mexico City
The annual pre-Hispanic tradition honors the deceased
with the belief that the dead return from the underworld
Date: November 1, 2019
It is usually celebrated throughout Latin America
with festivities over the first two days of November
But this year's celebrations are likely to be more somber
as residents are encouraged to maintain social distancing
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, CECILIA FRANCO, SAYING:
"There's a lack of interaction with people but it just can't be done at the moment. There were more people to interact with them before, but it's still beautiful."
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, JUAN RAMON, SAYING:
"It's emptier but it's still attractive and interesting. It's just that there are no people out on the street."