Columbia College Chicago

October 23, 2009

Interested in the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead, or el Día de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated annually on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to honor friends and family members who have died. The actual Day of the Dead falls on Nov. 2.

Part commemoration and part celebration, Day of the Dead is a blend of indigenous beliefs and Catholic rituals from the coinciding All Souls' Day. This year, Columbia’s Latino Alliance is putting its own spin on this celebration – and you can expect it to be a little less traditional and a little more Columbia.

For more information on what is going on with Columbia's Day of the Dead on Wednesday, October 28th, take a look at the Student Loop website.

Interested in learning more about the traditions of the Day of the Dead?
Take a look at the Library Resources...

mash-up of Day of the Dead resources at Columbia College Chicago Library

Skulls to the living, bread to the dead : [the day of the dead in Mexico and beyond] / Stanley Brandes.

Day of the Dead : Dia de los Muertos

The days of the dead : Mexico's Festival of Communion with the Departed

Digging the Days of the Dead : a reading of Mexico's dias de muertos

El corazón de la muerte : altars and offerings for days of the dead

The skeleton at the feast : the Day of the Dead in Mexico

Calavera abecedario : a Day of the Dead alphabet book

Days of death, days of life : ritual in the popular culture of Oaxaca

Artes de México: serenidad ritual

Bordering fires : the vintage book of contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a literature

Death and the idea of Mexico

Masks of Mexico [film]

La Ofrenda - the Days of the Dead : a film

El dia la noche y los muertos

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