This past weekend, Mexico celebrated Día de los Muertos on Nov. 1 and Día de los Santos on Nov. 2. Mexico City attempted to break the world record of most Catrinas in one place with hundreds of women showing up dressed in the traditional makeup. The images captured from the celebrations were stunning, to say the least.

Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
Women, with faces painted to look like the popular Mexican figure called "Catrina", take part in a world record attempt in downtown Mexico City November 1, 2014. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
According to participants, about 509 women gathered in an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of women dressed to look like "Catrina", a character also known as "The Elegant Death" and created by Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
Women, with faces painted to look like the popular Mexican figure called "Catrina", wait for a friend after taking part in a world record attempt in downtown Mexico City November 1, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
Mexicans celebrated the annual Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
While it is often confused with Halloween, the day is actually different from the U.S. holiday all together as Halloween creates fear of death and those who are dead while the Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
The history of the holiday dates back to the time of the Aztecs. During this time, the Aztecs would have a month-long summer celebration commemorating Mictecacihuatly, the Lady of the Dead. After the Spain conquered the Aztecs, and spread Catholicism, the tradition remained and slowly assimilated with the Christian holiday of All Saints' Day, which is also celebrated on Nov. 1. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
Día de los Muertos in Mexico:
Día de los Muertos is celebrated by making beautiful altars to attract the spirits of those who have died to your home. The alter should have the favorite foods of the deceased and the four elements of nature represented in the altar: water, wind, fire, and earth. Families hold vigils, visit cemeteries of loved ones, and prepare delicious foods. Homes are typically adorned with photographs of those who have died. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo