18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Day of the Dead in Puebla, Mexico

This photo depicts a Day of the Dead celebration put on by students in Puebla, Mexico. This Mexican holiday is a time to remember friends and family members who have passed away and is not considered a sad or somber event. The school was traditionally decorated with cempasuchitl flowers, candles, sugar skulls, and papel picado.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Puebla, Mexico
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Sophia Gigliotti