Tag Archives: Dia de Los Muertos

Book Review: “From Here To Eternity: Traveling The World In Search Of The Good Death,” by Caitlin Doughty

Author Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to see how other cultures care for their loved ones who have died

“From Here To Eternity” by Caitlin Doughty is a fascinating look at funerary practices from around the world. Doughty, herself a funeral home owner, was inspired to witness how death is dealt with in other cultures. She wanted to show … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Southern and Central Mexicans honor their ancestors

The Mexican Day of the Dead is actually celebrated over two days, Nov.1 and Nov. 2, in Central and Southern Mexico. Legend holds that at midnight on Oct. 31, the gates of heaven fly open and release the souls of those … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Meaning of Dia de los Muertos

Dispelling myths about this holiday

Many – I would venture to say most – Americans have heard of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. But, many of us are still unsure of just what it means, and cultural … Continue reading

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Celebrate Day of the Dead and Halloween with SevenPonds!

A round-up of our most popular posts on these Fall holidays

In the upcoming week, we’ll see the celebration of two beloved holidays with very disparate cultural histories: Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. This year, to help you understand and celebrate the traditions and beliefs surrounding these annual holidays, we … Continue reading

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San Francisco Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The city shares in the celebration of life and death

Today marks the second day of the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. With one of the richest Latino populations in the country, our community is lucky to be able to share in this celebration of life and memorial to … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Sugar Skull

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with this delicious tradition!

One of the most popular traditions of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the Mexican sugar skull, one that dates back to the 17th century. These brightly-colored candy sculptures are loved by children and adults alike, and … Continue reading

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