How commercialization over the centuries transformed the Day of the Dead

By Mathew Sandoval, Arizona State University

Day of the Dead: From Aztec Goddess Worship to Modern Mexican Celebration

By Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences   Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair, but Mexico’s famous holiday is actually a lively commemoration of the departed. The nationwide festivities, which include a massive parade in Mexico City, typically begin the night of Oct.…