Day of the Dead Lanterns

While interest in Day of the Dead has grown in the United States in recent years, the celebration has always been a part of my family’s tradition. We see it as a particularly special, family time. We do things like make crafts, such as these Day of the Dead lanterns, used for displays to remember … Read more

Day of the Dead 2015

Day of the Dead 2015 Catrina statue by mamalatinatips.com

Today is Day of the Dead 2015 in Mexico, as well as in many other countries and communities around the world. I realize for those who weren’t brought up celebrating Day of the Dead, it all may seem a little strange, or even disturbing. But for me, as a child growing up in the tradition, … Read more

Day of the Dead

Catrina Makeup

Thanks to the great folks at Target for underwriting this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for celebrating Day of the Dead are my own. Today is Day of the Dead, the colorful celebration when we remember our departed. If you are looking for something to do, check out these 7 ideas for … Read more

7 Day of the Dead Activities to Do with Kids

  Thanks to the great folks at Target for underwriting this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for celebrating Day of the Dead are my own. Each year I like to share about our Day of the Dead festivities. I hold this celebration particularly close to my heart. And I think it’s a … Read more

How to Carve a Sugar Skull Pumpkin

how to carve a sugar skull pumpkin

Our family celebrates Day of the Dead as a way of keeping connected to our Mexican culture and remembering our loved ones who have passed. I know it may seem unusual to some, looking in from the outside, but for us, it really is a celebration. In México we don’t have the big pumpkins that … Read more

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