What is Dia de los Muertos? We talk about we learned from the history and origin to some of the stories and traditions of this long-time Mexican celebration of life and death (and life after death). Also, its influence in art and increasing popularity in today’s culture.
We had a lot of fun this week researching and learning more about Día de los Muertos. There was a lot to learn and some cool surprises about common pop culture that we didn’t even expect!
If you’re interested in learning more, here are some of the resources we used to research this week:
Día de los Muertos History:
Cempasuchil Flower (Mexican Marigold):
Calaveras (Sugar Skulls):
- Mexican Sugar Skulls
- Calaveras on Wikipedia
- José Guadalupe Posada
- Calavera Catrina on Wikipedia
- Mictecacihuatl (Lady of the Dead) on Wikpedia
- Mictecacihuatl (Lady of the Dead) on Britannica
Papel Picado (punched paper banners):