Saturday, October 30, 2021

More Along Reforma

 In my previous post I wrote about the "Mexicráneos" on display along the Paseo de la Reforma.  But the skulls are not the only attraction along the famous boulevard during the Day of the Dead season.

The median strip along the entire boulevard has been planted with marigolds (or "cempasúchiles") which by now you know are the most popular flower for the 
Day of the Dead.

The Monument to Independence, commonly called "El Angel" has been covered in scaffolding for quite a while for cleaning and restoration.  It is now standing proudly without the scaffolds, the golden angel gleaming in the sun, and planted all around it, of course, 
thousands of marigolds!

Along the boulevard there are larger-than-life statues of "Catrinas".

As in past years, there are numerous benches installed with a "Catrina" being courted by a "Catrín".

There is an "ofrenda" along the boulevard, but this one is not in honor of the dead, but in honor of the living heroes who distributed and administered the COVID vaccines.

I hope you are not tired of seeing marigolds (cempasúchil) because a stretch of Reforma on both sides is the site of a festival of flowers.

Vendors from nurseries throughout the city have set up stands selling live plants and flowers.

There is quite a variety of plants for sale.

But you know that the biggest share of plants here are marigolds!

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