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Let’s Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos!

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Del de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday also known as “The Day of the Dead.”  This means that this a time to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have died, in a reunion of sorts, that includes food, music, and overall celebrations. It is believed that at this time the border between the real world and the spirit realm is gone, which allows the deceased loved ones to cross back over into the world of the living. This celebration is said to go back over 3,000 years! The celebrations include leaving the deceased loved one’s favorite foods at their gravesite or on a “ofrenda” (which means altar) inside the home. 

The most noticeable symbols of this day are the skeletons (calacas) and the skulls (calaveras). During the holiday, people will wear skull masks and eat sugar candy molded into the shapes of skulls. Parades and costumes can be seen as well. Enjoy the day and if you wish to someone a happy Day of the Dead just say “Feliz dia de los Muertos!” 

Come in to the library and pick up a Dia De Los Muertos craft you can take home! Call 330-744-8636 and ask to speak to your local branch to make sure they have the craft in stock. While supplies last.  

Check out the following materials through our catalog and digital resources in order to help you celebrate!


Dia DLos Muertos by Hannah Elliot  

The Day of the Dead: El Dia De Los Muertos by Bob Barner  

The Remembering Day: Dia De Los Muertos by Pat Mora  

Dia De Los Muertos by Roseanne Thong 

Coco (2018) – DVD 

Coco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2017) – CD 

The Book of Life (2014) – DVD 

Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla:  

Dia De Los Muertos by John E. Bailor (adult title)  

Dia De Los Muertos by Roseanne Thong (youth title) 

Dia De Loss Muertos by Kent Harrington (adult title) 

Dia De Los Muertos by Elise Wallace  

El Dia De Los Muertos by Linda Lowery (juvenile nonfiction title)  

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by Julie Murray (youth title)  

Dia De Los Muertos (music)  

Coco (2017) (music)