Dia de los Muertos
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From Brazil to Oklahoma, El Día de los Muertos comes alive.
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.
“I miss my grandfather," Dulce Porras-Goldstein says, "but this time of year we celebrate all the great things about him."
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."
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:
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.
"It's the real life of a person. If he likes to drink, you say that; if he likes to work, you say that ... there's no hiding
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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.