For an artist who deals solely in naked currency, Spencer Tunick managed to give his Day of the Dead project an interesting twist - ghostly veils.

The Mexican holiday, known as El Día de los Muertos, is a yearly celebration that pays tribute to the memory of departed spirits.

Celebrated in Hispanic communities across the globe, the Catholic tradition harkens back to early Aztec practices of worshipping the goddess Mictecacihuatl, or the Lady of the Dead.

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Spooky sights: Naked volunteers in diaphanous shrouds

Spencer Tunick's project saw 150 volunteers strip off and don the shrouds in the village of Los Senderos, Mexico.

The specifics of the holiday include making lavish altars, holding vigils and decorating cemeteries, often involving decadent images of death that take the form of painted skulls, costumed skeletons and vivid folk art.

And now lots of naked people.

SEE ALSO: Naked Spencer Tunick Munich Installation Recreates Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen
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  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    Naked volunteers perfom for US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick (out of frame) at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick gives instructions to naked volunteers before a perfomance at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • MEXICO-US-SPENCER TUNICK-NUDE

    US photographer and artist Spencer Tunick gives instructions to naked volunteers before a perfomance at Los Senderos Villages in San Miguel de Allende municipality, Guanajuato State, Mexico on November 4, 2012. Tunick is in Mexico for one day to make this performance commemorating the Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ISRAEL-LIFESTYLE-TUNICK-DEAD SEA

    US art photographer Spencer Tunick attends a press conference during which he received the Green Globe award for his contribution to raising international awareness about the inevitable disappearance of the Dead Sea, on September 12, 2012 in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. One year after his famous photography session, the beach where Tunick took his nude pictures has changed beyond recognition as part of the rapid disappearance of the salt-saturated feature on the lowest spot on earth. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis p

    More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for U

    More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for U

    More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A light aircraft flies over more than 1,

    A light aircraft flies over more than 1,000 nude Israelis as they pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis p

    More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for U

    More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US photographer Spencer Tunick (top-C) g

    US photographer Spencer Tunick (top-C) gives his instructions to more than 1,000 nude Israelis during his first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A light aircraft flies over more than 1,

    A light aircraft flies over more than 1,000 nude Israelis as they pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Photo journalists take position in the early morning of September 17, 2011 to cover US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot of more than 1,000 nude Israelis on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for U

    More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis p

    More than 1,000 floating nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for U

    More than 1,000 nude Israelis pose for US art photographer Spencer Tunick's first Middle East mass shoot on September 17, 2011 on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth which experts warn it could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise. For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country's openness. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Saatchi Gallery - Tunick nudes

    WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT : The work of renowned artist Spencer Tunick on display in London where he staged one of his nude happenings on a terrace overlooking the River Thames at dusk to coincide with the opening of the nearby Saatchi Gallery.

  • Saatchi Gallery open - Tunick nudes

    The work of renowned artist Spencer Tunick on display in London where he staged one of his nude happenings on a terrace overlooking the River Thames at dusk to coincide with the opening of the nearby Saatchi Gallery.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A crowd of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A group of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A crowd of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    Note nudity content A police officer walks through a crowd of naked people following an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne. See PA story ARTS Nude. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A crowd of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A group of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT A couple take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    NOTE NUDITY CONTENT Four naked people walk down South Shore Road in Gateshead during an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead. Over 1600 volunteers participated in the event - all appearing nude in four installations and a series of photographs near the River Tyne.

  • ARTS Nudes

    American artist Spencer Tunick shows off his work of a crowd of naked people taking part in an art installation, Friday January 20, 2006, on the opening day of his exhibition atThe Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead. See PA story ARTS Nudes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys

  • ARTS Nudes

    American artist Spencer Tunick shows off his work of a crowd of naked people taking part in an art installation, Friday January 20, 2006, on the opening day of his exhibition atThe Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead. See PA story ARTS Nudes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys

  • ARTS Nudes

    American artist Spencer Tunick shows off his work of a crowd of naked people taking part in an art installation, Friday January 20, 2006, on the opening day of his exhibition atThe Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead. See PA story ARTS Nudes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys

  • Saatchi Gallery - Tunick nudes

    WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT : The work of renowned artist Spencer Tunick on display in London where he staged one of his nude happenings on a terrace overlooking the River Thames at dusk to coincide with the opening of the nearby Saatchi Gallery.

  • American artist Spencer Tunicks Exhibition - The Baltic Arts Centre, Gateshead

    American artist Spencer Tunick shows off his work of a crowd of naked people taking part in an art installation on the opening day of his exhibition at The Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead.

  • Tunick nudes at Selfridges

    More than 500 naked people in Selfridges, central London as part of the latest live art installation by US artist, Spencer Tunick. Mr Tunick s previous work in London was at the opening of the Saatchi Gallery earlier this month, * .. when 200 naked people posed outside County Hall.

  • Nude Art Installation - Gateshead

    A crowd of naked people take part in an art installation event by New-York based artist Spencer Tunick in Gateshead.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    Photographer Spencer Tunickafter he completed the second of two comissions by Dublin Docklands and Cork Midsummer festival in Dublin bay this morning.

  • Esquire's Singular Suit Launch Party - London

    A see through suit designed by Richard James and Spencer Tunick at the Esquire Singular Suit Launch Party at Somerset House, in London.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    EDS PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Hundreds of volunteers strip naked in Blarney Castle in Cork for photographer Spencer Tunick.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Thousands of volunteers strip naked at South Wall Dublin Bay for photographer Spencer Tunick who was comissioned by Dublin Docklands and Cork Midsummer festival to create two back to back installations.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Thousands of volunteers strip naked at South Wall Dublin Bay for photographer Spencer Tunick who was comissioned by Dublin Docklands and Cork Midsummer festival to create two back to back installations.

  • Spencer Tunick in Ireland

    PLEASE NOTE NUDITY. Thousands of volunteers strip naked at South Wall Dublin Bay for photographer Spencer Tunick who was comissioned by Dublin Docklands and Cork Midsummer festival to create two back to back installations.