The Day of the Dead is widely celebrated in Latin American countries to honour the souls of the departed. The celebration can be traced back thousands of years to pre-Columbian rituals, gradually becoming incorporated into the Christian celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

IBTimes UK presents photos of a variety of Day of the Dead 2017 celebrations across Latin America, from earthquake memorials in Mexico City to a drunken horse race in Guatemala and a voodoo ritual in Haiti.