• Short Summary

    For Mexico - predominantly a Roman Catholic country - All Souls Day is Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead.

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    GV. of Mexico City Cathedral
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    2.
    BACK V. Worshippers into Cathedral
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    BACK V. Woman on knees
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    4.
    CV. Woman reads religious text
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    SV. Man counting money
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    LV. Selling religious articles
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    SV. Shows trays stacked with sugar skulls
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    CV. Skulls on tray
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    SV. DITTO
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    10.
    SV. Shop window, shows articles
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    11.
    SV. People buy flowers
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    12.
    CU. PAN.. of flowers
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    13.
    SV. Bus, people get out
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    SV. People at cemetery
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    15.
    SV. People look at plaque of Diego Rivers
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    16.
    CU. Bust of Diego Rivera
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    17.
    CU. People looking
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    18.
    LV. People into cemetery with flowers
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    19.
    SV. Child at graveside
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    20.
    CU. DITTO
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    21.
    SV. People picnic-ing at graveside
    1.17

    22.
    CV. People in cemetery
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    Background: For Mexico - predominantly a Roman Catholic country - All Souls Day is Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead.

    In Mexico City the day starts with numerous people attending mass in the Cathedral or making a pilgrimage to the famous shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Some of the pilgrims go to the shrine on their knees.

    In contrast, there is a humorous side to the ceremonies. The bakeries produce special loaves (Pan de Muerto) for the occasion, and skulls made of sugar. You can order a sugar skull - almost life-size - inscribed with the name of the person it is to be presented to. On the bakery windows humorous pictures advertise different kinds of Pan de Muerto. Practical jokers put obituary notices in the papers for friends still among the living.

    Families have an unusual way of remembering their dead. Busloads of people flock to the cemeteries to have a picnic by the family graves and to decorate the graves with flowers. (In Mexico City's "Pantheon de Dolores" cemetery is seen the grave of the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA213JGN3A9IOD6SC8RKAIVMZFL
    Media URN:
    VLVA213JGN3A9IOD6SC8RKAIVMZFL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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