Human Skulls Dressed and Blessed for Pagan Holiday
Worshippers in Bolivia's capital city of La Paz put out human skulls as part of an indigenous holiday. The Day of Skulls comes every Nov. 8, a week after the Catholic holiday All Saints Day. The skulls are decked out in festive headwear and other accessories. They are then brought to a church to be blessed. And while the Catholic church does not officially recognize the holiday, which it considers pagan, a priest celebrated mass for the faithful all the same.