The Day of the Dead marks the time of year where Mexicans across the globe honor their deceased loved ones through joyous celebrations, gifts of calaveras, and Mexican marigolds.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on October 30, 2017, at 5:24 p.m. ET
A girl dressed as La Calavera Catrina, a stylized skeleton figure in Mexican culture and icon of Día De Los Muertos, in Real del Monte, Mexico, on Nov. 2, 2014.
Food offerings are placed at the altar of the dead, a religious site honoring the deceased, on Nov. 1, 2014, in Morelia, Mexico.
People carrying Mexican marigolds arrive at the local cemetery on Nov. 1, 2013, in San Miguel Canoa, Mexico.
Mexican family members light candles and pray at the cemetery to honor their deceased relatives on Nov. 2, 2014, in Tzintzuntzan, Mexico.
An offering in Mexico City on Nov. 2, 2016.
Musicians play next to a columbarium in Morelia on Nov. 2, 2014.
A Mexican woman sits at a flower-decorated gravesite on Nov. 2, 2014, in Tzintzuntzan.
A man creates perforated paper to decorate the streets and offerings on Oct. 6, 2017, in Mexico City.
A woman sells the traditional pan de muerto, or dead bread, on Oct. 31, 2015, in Capula, Mexico.
Colorful sugar skull candies on Nov. 1, 2014, in Patzcuaro, Mexico.
Young couples dressed as La Calavera Catrina walk through Morelia on Nov. 1, 2014.
A costumed couple during a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, on Oct. 29, 2016.
The Día de los Muertos parade in downtown Mexico City on Oct. 29, 2016.
Costumed dancers perform the Jarabe Tapatío, a traditional Mexican dance, on Oct. 30, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A young girl dressed as La Calavera Catrina during the Day of the Dead festivities on Oct. 28, 2016, in Mexico City.
Dogs in skeleton makeup in Mexico City on Oct. 22, 2016.
Victoria and Alessandra Reyes, originally of Zacatecas, Mexico, celebrate Día de los Muertos in Oklahoma City, on Nov, 1, 2015.
Men wait for a Day of the Dead parade to begin along Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue, on Oct. 29, 2016.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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