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Festivals and Celebrations: Day of the Dead -

Related categories: Spirituality / World - Latin America & Caribbean /
Related booklists: Mexico, Festivals: Day of the Dead - Books for Children,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 7 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Day of the Dead: Art, Inspiration & Counter Culture by Russ Thorne
    The Day of the Dead: Art, Inspiration & Counter Culture - by Russ Thorne

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783616091 | ISBN 10: 1783616091

    The Day of the Dead is a festival of culture and youth, a feast of the senses and celebration of life in death. Originating in Mexico and the Latin American countries it began as a way of remembering departed relatives, as a means of embracing rather ... more

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  • Cover image of book Calaveras: Mexican Prints for the Day of the Dead by Redstone Press
    Calaveras: Mexican Prints for the Day of the Dead - by Redstone Press

    £9.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781870003575 | ISBN 10: 1870003578

    Calaveras (Spanish for skulls) are produced every year for the Day of the Dead a day of festivity when prints, skeletal artefacts, toys, cakes and sweets are sold and ritualistic offerings made to dead relatives.   The great Mexican printmake ... more

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  • Cover image of book Celebrations in My World: Day of the Dead by Carrie Gleason
    Celebrations in My World: Day of the Dead - by Carrie Gleason

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780778742975 | ISBN 10: 0778742970

    El DŪa de los Muertos is the Mexican equivalent of All Saintsí Day and All Soulsí Day. During this festival, people build altars to loved ones who have died and gather around it to rekindle happy memories of that person. Graves and altars are decorat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertas by Ward S. Albro and Denis Defibaugh
    The Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertas - by Ward S. Albro and Denis Defibaugh

    £41.50   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780875653495 | ISBN 10: 0875653499

    The people of Oaxaca, Mexico, believe the souls of the dead, the antepasados, return every year for a twenty-four-hour visit. They are welcomed into their former homes with gaily decorated altars and offerings of food and gifts. Then they are escorte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond by Stanley Brandes
    Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond - by Stanley Brandes

    £26.50   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781405152488 | ISBN 10: 1405152486

    Each October, as the Day of the Dead draws near, Mexican markets overflow with decorated breads, fanciful paper cutouts, and whimsical toy skulls and skeletons. To honor deceased relatives, Mexicans decorate graves and erect home altars. †Drawing on ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
    Under the Volcano - by Malcolm Lowry

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780141182254 | ISBN 10: 0141182253

    It is the Day of the Dead. The fiesta in full swing.  In the shadow of Popocatepeti ragged children beg coins to buy skulls made of chocolate...and the ugly pariah dogs roam the streets. Geoffrey Firmin, HM ex-consul, is drowning himself in liqu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico by Elizabeth Carmichael and ChloŽ Sayer
    The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico - by Elizabeth Carmichael and ChloŽ Sayer

    £26.99   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780292776586 | ISBN 10: 0292776586

    All over Mexico, early in November, families gather to welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. The smells of burning copal incense and pungent cempasķchil (marigolds) mingle with the aromas of fresh bread, new clothing, sweets, and ... more

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