día de los muertos

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/28 8am: Fall is upon us, evidenced by the trees preparing for their seasonal sleep and the sun disappearing from the sky earlier each day. It’s said that the veil between the worlds is thin this time of year as the spirits and the living come into closer contact. Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are two ways we honor death and remember those who have passed on ahead of us. While grief is a part of losing loved ones, we can also celebrate their lives and memories while coming to terms with our own finite existence in this world.

“On The Path Of Marigolds”

Nov 4, 2019
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.

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?