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Sugar Skulls

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration.  When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can f... Read More

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Jose Guadalupe Posada: Creator of La Catrina

   José Guadalupe Posada, an ingenious and original artist, lived during one of the most turbulent times in Mexico.  He knew how to capture the essence of this turbulence in his lithographs to the point that they became the icon of Revolutionary Mexico.  Posada was born in Aguascalientes in ... Read More

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Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead – El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins  From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death.  Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to  human existence. ·  Where do we come from? ·  Why does life... Read More

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La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories

Spanish The eve of the conquest of Mexico -Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes and his Spanish army was plagued by omens that Miguel Leon–Portilla enumerates in his book, “Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico”. Based on codices as well as from memories of the period, Porti... Read More

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The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ofendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars,... Read More

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