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Dia De Los Muertos

Picnicking In Cemeteries for Day of the Dead

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican interpretation of Allhallowtide, celebrates and good-naturedly mocks death as a means of accepting and reducing fear of it.

These Photos Show The Beauty Of Celebrating Our Dead

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices

The Day of the Dead is more than just sugar skull make-up and colorful getups; it's a day of remembrance.  The Mexican holiday, celebrated o...

Daily Meditation: Día De Los Muertos

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Slideshow: Mexico's Trinity of Death in Michoacan

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 11.01.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

All photographs by Fabiola Chesnut, a native of Morelia, Michoacan, and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Huguenot High School in Richmond, Vir...

Day of the Dead

Donna Henes | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

We Americans rarely think about death. We like to watch it on a big screen well enough, but in real life, we just don't do death. Perhaps we should. Perspective is precious. The greatest gift of the shadow of death is the challenge to really live life. With full consciousness. And conscience.

On Day Of The Dead, A Celebration Of Life To Remember The Deceased

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion

Every day this week, Dulce Porras-Goldstein has gathered her four children in the kitchen of her home in La Grange, Illinois, for what’s become...

Sweet Short Captures The True Meaning Of Dia De Los Muertos

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Día de los Muertos is upon us, and what better way to get in the spirit of the holiday than by watching a beautiful animated short that...

"Bone Washing:" A Day of The Dead Tradition

Janelle Pietrzak | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Janelle Pietrzak

Last year, I had the privilege of traveling to a small Mayan village in the Mexican state of Campeche. There, I photographed the local customs of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, including one of the most unusual death rituals in the world: "Bone Washing."

7 Books And Movies For Kids About Dia De Los Muertos

Latina Magazine | Posted 10.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Latina Magazine

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:

Holy Death: Santa Muerte, Day of the Dead and La Catrina

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

The culture of Mexico is not alone in its remembrance of death, but it is unique in how, more often than not, these commemorations are more festive than somber.

This Might Be The Most Colorful Graveyard In The World

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

Going against the traditionally somber tones of most graveyards, the "Merry Cemetery" in Sapanta, Romania has a slightly different feel -- it's filled...

Dia de los Muertos: Honoring Our Loved Ones by Voting to End the War on Drugs

Jeronimo Saldaña | Posted 12.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Jeronimo Saldaña

Below are three reasons why Latinos should vote for elected officials who support ending prohibition, and why we should vote to end prohibition in Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska.

The Book of Life - Funny, Cute and Festive Halloween-Themed Film

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.29.2014 | Teen

Just in time for Halloween comes this new animated feature by producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez. In a unique visual style, The Book of Life reveals the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.

Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

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.

Deadly Chocolate: Day of the Dead

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Death and chocolate share a long history.

What A Film About The Day Of The Dead Can Teach Kids About Living

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 10.22.2014 | Latino Voices

"The Book Of Life" is all about the Day of the Dead but it will make audiences feel very alive. The animated film tells the story of Maria, Joaquin...

Cooking Art History: Day of the Dead

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Don't worry; it's made with chicken.

Party in the Ford Fiesta for Mexico's Day of the Dead

Rita Cook | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

Although in the Unites States death is a sad moment when people grieve and mourn the loss of a loved one; for Mexicans, death is not the end of the road, yet an intermediate phase in the cycle of life.

Guillermo Del Toro's New Project Is A Must See

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the "Book of Life." The Oscar winner is producing the animated feature by first-time direc...

Day of the Dead Is a Colorful Mexican Fiesta in the Riviera Maya

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

While the tradition of honoring deceased friends and family members takes place around the nation, the Riviera Maya is an especially good place for foreigners interested in experiencing this fascinating bit of Mexican history and culture.

The Dead Have Their Day in Mexico

Tonya Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tonya Hurley

It gave me a new tradition, which I will now celebrate in my own home with a decorative altar every year adorned with pictures of my grandparents and friends gone too soon. Most of all, being there taught me that you are never really gone as long as you are remembered.

How to Die Long Before Christmas

Mark Morford | Posted 11.05.2013 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

October 9th was a fine day indeed, strolling as I was through the crammed Walgreens near my yoga studio in the Castro on a balmy, Indian summer aftern...

A Holiday Worth Celebrating

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandy Goodman

Millions of our Latin-American neighbors, and some of us, have just celebrated a wonderful holiday. It's a shame that so many millions of Americans are not even aware of it, and have never considered whether our neighbors have an idea worth adopting.

LOOK: Day Of The Dead Across Latin America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Latino Voices

-- Latin Americans around the region are honoring their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with th...

Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated All Year At NYC Shop

DNAinfo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

EAST VILLAGE -- La Sirena's bright yellow walls, festooned with colorful skulls and skeletons and shelves jam-packed with skeleton figurines in all sh...