You don’t need to remind me – ya sé – Día de Los Muertos and Halloween are two different holidays, but they’re close together and share some similar elements, so even though I’ll be accused of confusing the gringos even more with this post, aquí está. Here are some of the most chévere things I’ve found on the internet that have to do with either Day of the Dead, or Halloween – and sometimes both at the same time.
(All photos are clickable to their original source, so if you see something you like and want to learn more, go on and click it!)
#1. An awesome Halloween light show choreographed to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.
#2. Calaverita Mexicana – A Tumblr blog dedicated to all things calaveras, (not for niños!)
(Music discovered at: La CaSSaDaGa. This doesn’t really have anything to do with either celebration but the album artwork caught my eye and the music turned out to be good, so ¿por qué no?)
#9. The ultimate mash-up! A Día de los Muertos Jack-o-lantern!
#10. CRAFT: Crafty Chica – Día de Los Muertos Story Box.
#14. Another artist friend, Maya Escobar, shares a unique Day of the Dead craft for individuales, along with a beautiful video on SpanglishBaby.com
#18. Support artists! Day of the Dead art on Etsy.
#20. Top Latino/a Halloween costumes to avoid – From NewsTaco.com
#21. Mexico City’s World Record for number of people dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller:
#23. Día de los Muertos Spanish Vocabulary from Brighthub.com
#25. Smithsonian’s Latino Center Day of the Dead website, (including a virtual “build your own altar.”)
“The Mexican is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, and celebrates it. It is one of his favorite playthings and his most steadfast love.”
- Octavio Paz
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