How To Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (A Brief Guide For Non-Latinos)

The second day of November is celebrated in the Catholic Church as “All Souls Day.” In Latin America, the day transformed into a mix of European and Indigenous traditions of remembering the dead called ”Dia de los Muertos,”  In recent years, the aesthetics of the holiday have been rapidly appropriated outside of Latino culture and taken out of context


Maria Cotera is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. She spoke with WDET’s Amanda LeClaire. Cotera says there are many ways for how non-Latinos to respectfully observe Dia de los Muertos. 

 

Image credit: Maria Inés Taracena

Aired on: CultureShift
About the Author

Amanda LeClaire

Host, CultureShift

Co-Host of WDET’s new program, CultureShift.

amanda.leclaire@wdet.org   Follow @amandalee_lec

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