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How to make a Day of the Dead altar

How to make a Day of the Dead altar
In Mexico, parts of Central America and the U.S., Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is time to remember those we have lost. There are vigils in cemeteries where graves are cleaned and decorated with cempasúchil, a type of marigold. Many families also build ofrendas (offerings) or altars in their homes or... Read more »

Sandra Cisneros honors her mother for Day of the Dead

A bottle of perfume, massage balls and a tiny figurine of Dumbo. These were some of the favorite objects of author Sandra Cisneros‘ mother. And they are integrated into an ofrenda, or an altar, that she built for her for the Dead of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.... Read more »