PICS: Krewe de Mayahuel’s Day of the Dead parade lights up St. Roch
Krewe de Mayahuel parades in the St. Roch neighborhood from Carnaval Lounge to St. Roch Cemetery as part of a Day of the Dead procession to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed in New Orleans, Louisiana Saturday, November 2, 2019. Mayahuel is named after the Aztec goddess of agave, the plant used to make tequila. The group was founded by Mexican immigrants including Roberto Carrillo, a native of Mexico City who moved to New Orleans along with other Mexican immigrant construction workers after Hurricane Katrina. Drum groups including Skinz N Bonez and Bloco Jacaré, a Brazilian group from Baton Rouge which means alligator in Portuguese, accompanied the krewe.