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Halloween, All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos: How can we celebrate the things in life we fear the most?
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History and Culture

  • National Geographic
    Great photographs accompany a brief description of the holiday.
  • Sugar Skull Tradition
    This website also provides a history and many color photos. It also links to additional pages. One includes a video on how sugar skulls are made.
  • The Guadalupe Culture Arts Center
    Scroll down this page to find a list of items that are traditionally used in an altar for a loved one.
  • Travel Guide for Mexico
    The carnation as one of the main decorations of this holiday, and you will find a great description and explanation here.
  • Helpful Explanation
    Five Questions and Answers about Dia de los Muertos

Recipes

  • Pan de Merto
    Photos and directions provide a recipe for the traditional sweet bread used on Dia de los Muertos.
  • Day of the Dead Cookies
    This blog post provides both inspiration and directions for decorating these sugar cookies.
  • Day of the Dead Rice Krispie Treat
    An alternative to the time-intensive sugar cookie, this recipie shows how to create one large treat. Decorating could be easy and fun for little ones.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate
    This is a yummy recipe that takes time but may be worth it. Chocolate (fair trade) with cinnamon and star anise combines multiple flavors.

Ideas

  • 40 Options
    Use this site to find different ways to adapt Dia de los Muertos ideas into your Halloween celebrations.

Introduction to Dia de los Muertos

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