Day of the Dead video

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed November 1 -2 in many Mexican communities in the U.S.

It is a recognition of the cycle of life in which death is a natural part of that cycle. For many of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, elders believe that on this day a portal opens up where our loved ones on the other side can pass through this portal and connect with us.

Photo: Still from the video

For more information on the history and observances surrounding Day of the Dead, visit these People’s World links:

Mexican museum honors Day of the Dead 

Skeletons as political art: A look at Day of the Dead artist Posada 



Rossana Cambron
Rossana Cambron

Rossana Cambron is co-chair of the Communist Party USA. She is active in the peace and immigrant rights movements, enjoys learning about new technology and reading about historical events. She is also a videographer for People's World in Southern California.