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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 17 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Those Lovely Bones

CELEBRATING THE DEAD IN MEXICO

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Imagine planning all year for a holiday devoted to communicating with and celebrating the deceased! With a rich history dating back more than 500 years, the art forms of the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, are at once respectful of the dead and laced with humor. The Mexican celebration occurs on November 1 (All Saints’ Day) and November 2 (All Souls’ Day) and evolved from a 12th-century Aztec festival dedicated to the deity Mictecacihuatl, ...

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