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Dia de los Muertos: An Introduction

Feliz Dia de los Muertos! I hope this day of remembrance and celebration of our ancestors brings you closer to those family members you have lost. I remember my Papá and set out a bottle of Cutty Sark Scotch. Saludos querido padre.

Dia de los Muertos is often confused as the “Mexican Halloween.” It is not! Icons like skeletons may be similar but it is a much more spiritual holiday celebrated throughout Latin America. In some regions, it's even a solemn day to spend the day at the cemetery, cleaning the gravestones of the dearly departed. Although there's many places where there are colorful parades and fiestas like those portrayed on tv and film.

For a primer on Dia de los Muertos, take a look at the video I created for Foothill College during Latinx Heritage Month a few years back.

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