Latino culture

Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

  There is so much energy in the air I can feel the spirits descending. November 1st is generally referred to as Día De Los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Día De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2nd is the actual DÍa De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The past… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

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Day of the Dead in the U.S.A

The Latin American tradition of "el Dia de Los Muertos," has crossed over to the U.S. as Day of the Dead (DoD) Celebrations are in more cities and cemeteries than ever before. One can find DoD items at Williams-Sonoma, Cost Plus World Market, Target, Michael's, and several other stores. The day has been commercialized and… Continue reading Day of the Dead in the U.S.A

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What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

Yes, it's that time again...not Halloween, but Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2nd. I used to hear that celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (DLM)was morbid. But with some understanding of the cultural concept of Dia, it has become quite trendy--a real party. We did not celebrate DLM in my… Continue reading What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

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The Icons of Day of the Dead

November first begins the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities and whose roots can be traced back to indigenous cultures. The Aztecs had a celebration in the ninth month of their calendar with a celebration to their goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Queen or  “Lady of the Dead.”   Souls did not die, they… Continue reading The Icons of Day of the Dead