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Day of the Dead

  • By: Lynne Ann DeSpelder & Albert Lee Strickland
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

From early times to the present, Mexican culture has embodied themes of death, sacrifice, and destiny. Once a year, starting at the end of October, Mexicans celebrate death in a national fiesta known as ...

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