efe-epaBy Eduard Ribas i Admetlla Mexico City

Mexico on Monday finished its three-day period of national mourning decreed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to honor during the Day of the Dead celebration the 91,985 people who have died so far from Covid-19 in this country, a celebration which this year was marked by unprecedented health restrictions.

The three days of mourning, during which government events were cancelled and Mexican flags flew at half-staff, concluded with a traditional ceremony presented by the Wixarika, an indigenous people living in western Mexico, at the National Palace.

This is the first time that a period of national mourning has been declared since the September 2017 earthquake, which killed 471 people.

The patio of the presidential residence was the scene of a ceremony with indigenous and Catholic roots during which a prayer was offered with incense, tobacco, candles, flowers and dances.