MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead...
PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dancers in indigenous costumes pranced down a broad avenue followed by a float bearing the 20-foot-tall likeness of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, announced as "the queen of the...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday's roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets of the capital to dance beside giant skulls and skeletons Sunday as Mexico City rolled out its fourth edition of a Day of the Dead...
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia's capital.
Juliana Zapana, an indigenous Aymara woman, danced holding a skull that she called "Carlos," while her daughter danced with another skull that she called "Luis."
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Towering skeletons and dancers dressed in regional costumes are bouncing along Mexico City's main avenue, surrounded by orange marigolds, as the city celebrates its third annual Day of the Dead parade.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Mexican-American, Episcopalian chaplain at a private school in Honolulu and two teachers want to show students how Mexicans celebrate — rather than mourn — the dead.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition honoring the dead with feasts, marigolds, dancing and music.
At first, Disney-Pixar's latest, "Coco ," sounds a lot like the 2014 Fox film "The Book of Life."
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Esperanza Mozon asks a marching band to play "Happy Birthday" to the two human skulls she is carrying outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia's capital.
Every year, hundreds of Bolivians like Mozon bring human skulls adorned with flowers to a cemetery in La Paz, asking for money, health and other favors as part of a festival.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Day of the Dead celebrations opened with a sadder tone than usual Wednesday as Mexico City and nearby states marked the holiday by remembering the 369 people killed in the Sept. 19 earthquake.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake.
The Day of the Dead is a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries that celebrates and honors the memory of deceased loved ones. Falling on Nov. 1, just a day after Halloween celebrations, the holiday shares some of the sentiment of Halloween, but it is a very different occasion.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho art gallery has received flak from the Catholic community for a sculpture sitting in its storefront window.
The piece depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe in the style of the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday when those who have died are remembered and celebrated. It shows a veiled figure standing with hands clasped in prayer. One breast is exposed, and her face appears skeletal with lips sewn shut.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hundreds of Bolivians have carried human skulls adorned with flowers to a cemetery in the capital city of La Paz, asking for health, money, love and other favors.
The devotees brought the skulls known as "natitas" for a short Mass at the cemetery Tuesday. They later played music, danced and lit candles.
Others took 67 skulls into a home in La Paz as part of the ritual celebrated annually a week after the Day of the Dead.
Thousands of Mexicans dressed up as skeletons, painted their faces as skulls or donned other macabre costumes, while Brazilians held a Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo during Latin America's celebration of the Day of the Dead this past week.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of England celebrated after winning the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings at the graves of their departed loved ones bringing them music, drink and conversation.
Mexico's capital held its first Day of the Dead parade Saturday, complete with floats, giant skeleton marionettes and more than 1,000 actors, dancers and acrobats in costumes.