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Weekend Playlist: Dia de los Muertos

By Sophie Day in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 1, 2014 6:30PM

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Halloween has come and gone, which means it is time for another, more meaningful holiday. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated every year on October 31, November 1 and November 2. Originating in Mexico, this day is meant to gather families together in remembrance of those who came before and have passed on. Common observances for Dia de los Muertos include visiting the graves of loved ones with food, drinks, and gifts, as well as building altars in honor of those who have passed away. This holiday coincides with the Christian feast day of All Souls— or All Saints Day,— on November 1. [Which, similarly, is a day to remember those we have lost.]

Since our playlist this weekend is being released right in the middle of this holiday, what better music than something traditional.

Alt.Latino over at NPR Music has also created what they're calling a sonic altar if you're interested in another interpretation of the holiday through sound.