Mexicans Fill Potholes With Day Of Dead Effigies

Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

Cheeky Mexican residents have filled their town’s potholes with skeleton effigies associated with the country’s Day of the Dead festival.

The incident took place in the municipality of Tlahuac in the central Mexican capital Mexico City ahead of Day of the Dead, celebrated between 31st October and 2nd November.

Tlahuac resident Esteban Paredes told local media: “We live in a town and we all know each other here, so nobody will care that the skeletons are in the middle of the road. They will remain there on the 1st and 2nd November for people to visit.”

Picture Credit: CEN/Indios Yaocalli

In the photos, several large sculptures of skeletons are seen ‘climbing’ out of the potholes as if they are appearing from underground.

According to local media, the figures are made of cardboard by the local Medina Jaen family and their photos have been shared by 35,000 netizens on Facebook.

The snaps were taken by Raymundo Medina Jaen, who is also the head of the ‘Indios Yaocalli’ association that organises the area’s Day of the Dead celebrations.

Picture Credit: CEN/Indios Yaocalli

The idea was to protest against the poorly patched-up potholes in the area that always return after a period of rain, according to residents.

Many of the holes appeared after the 2017 Puebla earthquake which caused widespread damage in the states of Puebla and Morelos and in the Greater Mexico City area.

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