Watch: The Legend Of La Llorona Came To Life In Mexico City On The Day Of The Dead

The Legend of La Llorona came to life in Mexico City. This year it was adapted for the coronavirus pandemic. Watch.

Simren Rodrigues

November 3, 2020

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The popular Legend of La Llorona came to life on Saturday night, 31 October 2020, in Mexico City for the Day of the Dead tradition. This year it was adapted in keeping with the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video below.

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The Legend of La Llorona came to life in Mexico City

The show La Llorona: A Longing for Goodbye held on Saturday 31 October, took on a new meaning this year. It recounted the heartbreak of not being able to say goodbye, which was the experience of many who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the actors stated that this was something that most people have lived through during the pandemic. Not getting to see the deceased ones, not being able to send them off with a last kiss and all the rites that are important, to say goodbye with music and the food they liked.

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Another actor spoke about the challenges that they had to face while planning the show. He said that it was one of his biggest challenges, both in putting on the show and being backstage. Because of the restrictions, they had to change plans, change movements on stage and maintain distance when some scenes had more interaction. The temperature of the attending audience was checked upon arrival and the flat bottoms seats were limited to 12 people each.

One of the spectators said that the show referenced the current scenario we’re living through of people who are dying and taken away and how people didn’t get a chance to say goodbye and show how they felt for the deceased. He said that the show reflected the powerlessness, helplessness caused by not being able to say goodbye to the people we love.

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The Legend of La Llorona:

The folklore, La Llorona or The Weeping Woman is a ghost who roams around waterfront areas mourning her drowned children. The tale includes a lady dressed in white, weeping for her children. It is traditionally told throughout Latin America including Mexico, Central and South America. The Curse of La Llorona, an American horror film was released in the year 2019. The film was directed by Michael Chaves and was based on the folklore of La Llorona. The movie stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz and Patricia Velasquez.

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