November 2020

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons). Enjoy this video of Day of the Dead in Lake Chapala! A Uniquely Mexican Holiday By Herbert W. Piekow Many people think of Día de...

La Catrina

La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Dressing as a "Catrina" is a popular costume in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Catrinas typically feature "sugar skull" make-up. La Calavera Catrina or Catrina Calavera Garbancera is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. She is...

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