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