WWW: Ancient Links between Día de los Muertos and Halloween


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For our final World Wide Web post before the Día de los Muertos celebration, I would love to share a fantastic online teaching resource about the linkages between Día de los Muertos and Halloween.

You may notice that many of our materials on this blog caution you against doing exactly this.  Time and time again, we reiterate in different ways that Día de los Muertos should not be construed as the Mexican version of Halloween.

It’s true that, in a contemporary sense, the two holidays are two very different constructions with strongly contrasting purposes and practices.  Yet by turning to their ancient historical roots we can see a different interpretation…one which emphasizes their similarities.  If you are prepared to lead your students in a more advanced discussion of Día de los Muertos (and of Halloween, for that matter), then we have a wonderful resource to share with you.  If, however…

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