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Spirits of Late Revolutionary Leaders Honored in Day of the Dead

IN PICTURES: Bolivians honor late revolutionary leaders Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Simon Bolivar, Muammar Gaddafi, and Tupac Katari on the Day of the Dead.

The spirits of late revolutionary leaders were evoked during Day of the Dead celebration among Aymara Indigenous people in La Paz, Bolivia.

Simon Bolivar, Antonio Jose de Sucre, Andres de Santa Cruz, Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo, Hugo Chavez, Nestor Kirchner, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Muammar Gaddafi, and Tupac Katari are depicted over an altar honoring and invoking the deceased.

The Day of the Dead is a tradition with origins in pre-colonial Indigenous celebrations to honor the dead. Once a year, Bolivians carefully prepare an immense banquet filled with personal and cultural significance to which their departed are invited to share food with those still living.

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World revolutionary and anti-imperialist leaders are honored at this Day of the Dead altar in La Paz, Bolivia.
World revolutionary and anti-imperialist leaders are honored at this Day of the Dead altar in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo:Reuters
A T'antawawa baking mold in the shape of late Cuban Revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.
A T'antawawa baking mold in the shape of late Cuban Revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. Photo:Reuters
A T'antawawa mold of Fidel Castro displayed in La Paz, Bolivia on the Day of the Dead.
A T'antawawa mold of Fidel Castro displayed in La Paz, Bolivia on the Day of the Dead. Photo:Reuters
Aymara women sit next to a Day of the Dead altar paying homage to revolutionary leaders. An image of Aymara revolutionary Tupac Katari can be seen to the right.
Aymara women sit next to a Day of the Dead altar paying homage to revolutionary leaders. An image of Aymara revolutionary Tupac Katari can be seen to the right. Photo:Reuters
Aymara musicians with a Day of the Dead alter honoring and invoking spirits of deceased revolutionary leaders.
Aymara musicians with a Day of the Dead alter honoring and invoking spirits of deceased revolutionary leaders. Photo:Reuters
Published 2 November 2017
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