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Dia De Los Muertos

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...

Learn About Dia de los Muertos

Bill Prescott | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Bill Prescott

It is important to remember that Dia de los Muertos is not Halloween, for its origin and rituals are different. It is from the ancient indigenous beliefs which held that Death defines life and that our deaths illuminate our lives.

LOOK: 19 Hauntingly Beautiful Images To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Few artists' work captures the spirit of Día de los Muertos like José Guadalupe Posada. Born in the Northern Mexican town of Aguascalientes in 1852,...

5 Día De Los Muertos Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2013 | Latino Voices

What’s the difference between Día de los Muertos and Halloween? Día de los Muertos -- also known as "Día de Muertos," or "Day of the Dead" in En...

10 Halloween Photos From Around The World

Posted 10.31.2013 | World

Halloween is here, and with it a slew of ghosts, pumpkins, witch hats, and candy filled tote bags! Though the western-style Halloween is believed to h...

'Skeleton Lady' Look From Day Of The Dead Gains Popularity

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's elegant and classy "Skeleton Lady" is getting new attention more than a century after she was born, ...

Mexico's Day Of The Dead Skull Artist Honored

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's elegant Skeleton Lady is getting a new lease on life about a century after she was created. Mexico ...

Celebrating the Dead in San Miguel

Fathom | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Day of the Dead is a profound day in which the line between the living and the dead virtually disappears. We are meant to evoke the presence and memories of our deceased relatives by drinking their favorite drinks, eating their favorite foods, and telling stories about their lives.

Inviting the Souls of the Dead

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

El Día de los Muertos is amongst the most holy and the most human of all our holidays. We are reminded of how precious life is, and how sacred our relationships with the people we love. And not least, we are reminded of how death cannot steal our joy if we embrace it and keep the connection to the dead.

Part One: Tomas Benitez on his friend Sister Karen of Self Help Graphics

Cathy Weiss | Posted 12.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Tomas Benitez has spent his life in the arts community of East Los Angeles -- as a writer, Shakespearean actor, consultant to the Smithsonian, UCLA, a...

Ghosts, Goblins and Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Holidays are a mixed bag. A griever can't help but have mixed reactions to certain accessories that characterize Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. If you know someone who is grieving, be sensitive to their perceptions and reactions.

Part Two: Day of the Dead at Self Help Graphics

Julia Wasson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

When Sister Karen died, Self Help Graphics lost some support from the diocese, including eventually the use of their building. One of the changes was...

Disney Backs Off Trademark Decision

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.11.2013 | Latino Voices

After a massive outcry, entertainment giant Disney said on Tuesday that it would abandon an application to trademark “Día de los Muertos” in conn...

Disney Wants To Trademark What?!

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Disney’s going Latino -- and they want to go it alone. The entertainment giant filed trademark applications on May 1 for the phrase “Dia d...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead With the Maya of Guatemala (PHOTOS)

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

The sole, crumbling mausoleum provided for a grand panorama of the surroundings: a sea of Maya with their typical colorful apparel and wares. As kites swayed in the sky, the priest took the microphone and uttered some prayers and proclamations. Amidst this chaos I found a peace.

What if Halloween and All Souls Day Were Observed as a Single Holiday in the US?

Veronique Pittman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Veronique Pittman

I think many would agree that Halloween is in need of an image makeover, and what better time than now to re-examine this American tradition in an increasingly Latin-influenced country.

WATCH: Dia De Los Muertos Fills The Mission With Color

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco

Thousands of San Franciscans gathered in the Mission District on Friday night for the annual Dia de los Muertos procession and celebration. Painted...

Film Director Luis Valdez on Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Luis Valdez -- film director, writer, playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino -- will be appearing at Davies Hall in San Francisco on Saturday, November 3rd in the annual concert celebrating Día de los Muertos.

Meet The Artist Behind Day Of The Dead

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The Day of the Dead is a great day to remember one of the great artists who most heavily influenced the way Mexico portrays death: José Guadalupe...

Día de los Muertos

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

We're all so concerned with getting ahead and keeping up with the Joneses these days that sometimes we forget that one day the Joneses won't matter anymore. And that's the day you need to prepare for.