James Bond inspires Mexico City's first 'Day of the Dead' parade
Mexico City has held its first ever 'Day of the Dead' parade inspired by the opening scenes in the James Bond movie 'Spectre'.
Tens of thousands of spectators crowded along Mexico City's Avenida Reforma to watch floats featuring skeletons, traditional dances and musical groups.
Fused with the Catholic festivals of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, the 'Day of the Dead' is one of the most deep-rooted traditions in Mexico.
Drawing on beliefs that the dead can return from the underworld, Mexican families set up altars in homes, restaurants and offices, beckoning home the souls of their loved ones.