Day of the Dead, usually celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, is an Aztec celebration that has now spread far beyond Mexico. Costumes are popular — above, a cyclist with face paint in Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.
A man dressed as a clown at a celebration in Mizquic, Mexico, on Nov 1.
Kids dressed as ghosts, also in Mixquic.
In Rio de Janeiro, residents celebrated by lighting candles.
A masked photographer, Mixquic, Nov. 1.
A man with a giant skull mask, Mixquic, Nov. 1.
Dancers doing a dance called the Huaylia at a cemetery in Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.
A giant kite in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, where such kites are traditional for the Day of the Dead, Nov. 1.
Cotton candy is also traditional in some areas. Milpa Alta, Mexico, Nov. 1.
A paper balloon, Milpa Alta, Mexico, Nov. 1.
Artists in costume, Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.
Musicians performing in one of Latin America’s biggest cemeteries, Lima, Peru, Nov. 1.
A tomb decorated with candles and flowers, San Antonio Aguascalientes, Guatemala, Nov. 1.
Guest at a horse race commemorating the Day of the Dead on All Saints Day in Todos Los Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala, Nov. 1.
A man dressed as a spirit in a Voodoo ritual for the Day of the Dead, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 1.
An art installation of skeletons and skulls, Mexico City, Oct. 31.