A traditional Day of the Dead “offering” in Frida Kahlo’s iconic home in Mexico City has taken on a wider artistic homage, with an exhibition co-designed by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Created in collaboration with other artists, the 'Day of the Dead' altar also remembers artists who died this years and in past pandemics.
Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival blends Catholic rituals with the pre-Hispanic beliefs that the dead return once a year from the underworld. It is a celebration of the continuity of life.
Traditionally, Mexicans build Day of the Dead altars in their homes and outside, where they place pictures of the dead and items they enjoyed in life to honour them.