Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not a Mexican version of Halloween. Though related, the two annual events differ greatly in traditions and tone. Whereas Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. Sure, the theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members.

Once again, our Mexican colleague Alice Hernandez has set up this colourful display in the library to celebrate this tradition, with some of the library resources you might like to look through to find out more…


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