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In honor of the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, dancers and musicians will lead a vigil through Easthampton and perform a reimagined folk dance on November 1st. Learn about this Mexican holiday and folk tradition at this community-based event.

El Diá de los Muertos Honored at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA Between October 22nd-November 10th, community members are invited to join in the celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, El Diá de los Muertos, by bringing mementos in memory of friends, family and pets to add to the Meekins Library annual community altar. Photos, cards, sugar skulls and real or paper marigolds are welcomed. On Monday, October 31st, the library will… Read More

El Diá de los Muertos Celebrated at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA Hilltown Families and ArtStar in Williamsburg, MA have partnered up and joined the Meekins Library‘s Day of the Dead Community Celebration with the culinary folk art, Mexican Sugar Skulls. These sweet Mexican culinary folk art pieces were made at ArtStar, an art enrichment studio in Williamsburg, MA. Hilltown Families joined in and documented the craft of making sugar skulls… Read More

THE DAY OF THE DEAD (OCT. 31st – NOV. 2nd) DISCOVERING RICH MEXICAN TRADITIONS In this short low-fi video documentary, Professor José Flores offers his insights about the traditions and mythologies of the Day of the Dead (Diá de los Muertos) celebration in Mexico. This video was filmed at the Rancho La Puerta Spa in Baja, Mexico last year by Stephen Brown, and is a great educational resources for parents and students…. Read More

The traditions and mythologies behind Diá de los Muertos are rich in traditional foods, including Mexican Sugar Skulls, offered as a token of sweetness. Day of the Dead resources featured here include video, readling lists and web resources.