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día de los muertos

Ann Murdy Courtesy - "On the path of marigolds", 2019

Mon. 11/4, 7p: Between life and death there are blurred frontiers in Mexican traditions. The celebration of El día de los Muertos is time for a feast that honors the lives of ancestors with arcs of brightly colored marigolds, candlelight processions, reverance and offerings, deeply grounded in cultural heritage.

Let’s Talk Day of the Dead in New Mexico

Oct 17, 2019
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?