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October 28, 2010


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Very interesting, I love Mexico, but I must admit, I was not aware of the "day of the dead" celebration. Kind of sounds morbid, but perhaps something is lost in the translation. The purpose of the day, however, is a beautiful thing.


Mark is right.
Characters on pictures look exactly like characters from Grim Fandango :)

Great article. Its nice to see when lots of people celebrating life.

Mark Hester

Have you ever played the computer game, Grim Fandango?

It was released by LucasArts in 1998 and primarily written by the genius, Tim Schafer.

Grim Fandango combines elements of the Aztec belief of afterlife and the Day of the Dead with style aspects of film noir.

It's a classic in every sense of the word and a must if you love computer games.



Thanks for the informative and entertaining post. It's fascinating to see how different cultures deal with the afterlife. I actually just finished writing about a similar Chinese festival, the Ghost Festival or Zhong Yuan Jie, for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum blog. Check it out here: http://sdchm.blogspot.com


Thanks for the plug! For future reference, the Center for Latino Initiatives has actually been the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) for several years now.


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