October is here, and Halloween season is upon us. Soon enough, we will begin to celebrate another autumnal holiday: Dia De Los Muertos. In preparation for the Day of the Dead, pick up one of these books or movies to help explain the beauty and symbolism of the holiday to your children:
We all are familiar with Día de los Muertos -- the white face paint, the illustrations of grinning skulls, the panoramas of skeleton musicians and dancers. However, there is still great confusion in America about what this holiday actually signifies. Although it takes place at the same time of year as Halloween and shares the theme of ghostly visitors, there are fundamental differences.