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A Celebration to the "Bony Lady"

by Ana M. Rodriguez | Thursday, August 6, 2015

Día de los Muertos is not the only fiesta celebrating the death. On the second Saturday of August hundreds of devotees to Santa Muerte or Holy Death, a skeleton lady dressed as a saint, get together in Jamaica, Queens, to venerate the "bony lady." The Mexican folk saint has grown in popularity in New York where many transgenders, low income families and undocumented immigrants find in the folk saint love and acceptance.

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