Dia De Los Muertos Celebration In The U.S.

Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday commemorating the dearly departed that originated in the central and South regions of Mexico from October 31 to November 2. The Latino community in the U.S. has continued celebrating the tradition and propelling its colorful symbols (marigolds, candles, sugar skulls, skeletons, butterflies, pictures, food, etc ) into the country’s mainstream.

Here are some links to recent media coverage of Dia de Los Muertos in the U.S.:

NBC News – What’s El Día de los Muertos? It’s Not Scary, and It’s Not Halloween

LA Times – Day of the Dead culture is getting pulled into Halloween’s retail vortex

KCET – Self Help Graphics and the Birth of Modern Day Día de los Muertos