Dia de los Muertos
Christmas is still two whole months away. Día de los Muertos is currently happening and holds deep importance to the communities that celebrate it. Can we pause on the merriment for a day?
When I ask Omar Alonso his favorite thing about Día de los Muertos, the answer is easy: the food.
The fact that people want to celebrate and show an interest in Dia de los Muertos makes me happy.
Set in the world of their upcoming film 'Coco,' the short channels Chuck Jones' comedy of desire and pain.
Every year during Dia de los Muertos, bakeries all over Mexico make 'pan de muertos,' (bread of the dead). These are the best in Mexico City.
"All of our lives, we've been told that pan de muerto can't be made without eggs, that the yeast cannot be activated properly without milk, and any bread without butter doesn't taste good," say Mariana Blanco and Yisus Pallares. "It's not true."
A celebration of mixing pre-Hispanic customs, like human sacrifice and Catholicism.
The largest Dia de los Muertos event in the country is a far cry from the money-grabbing appropriation of so-called Day of the Dead fests.
We talked to the creators of "Shogyo Mujo," the most funded sculpture project in Kickstarter history, will light up Black Rock City later this month.