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Let’s Talk Day of the Dead in New Mexico

Megan Kamerick

Let's Talk NM 10/17, 8a:The Day of the Dead has become increasingly high profile in New Mexico over the past few years, with celebrations like Albuquerque’s Muertos y Marigolds Parade attracting thousands of attendees, and traditional practices like the creation of sacred altars to departed loved ones running headlong into not-so-traditional practices like Halloween costumes. But what is the true meaning of Día de los Muertos? And how can people for whom it is not a traditional holiday engage with it in a way that’s respectful of its continued spiritual and religious significance? 

We want to hear from you! How do you celebrate Día de los Muertos? Do you have family traditions around the day that you’d be willing to share? Or is Day of the Dead new to you? What questions do you have about this important holiday? Email letstalk@kunm.org, tweet at us with the hashtag #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.

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