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    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — An annual Day of the Dead celebration went ahead in Glendale Heights on Sunday, but it looked a little different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s celebration was a drive-through event complete with a mariachi band. Visitors drove through Camera Park, at 101 E. Fullerton...
    The COVID-19 pandemic is being blamed for a murder-suicide after a man, 39, shot dead his mother-in-law at a H&R block before turning the gun on himself. Bevin Vinton described how her husband James Vinton, 39, became obsessed with the virus, and would sit at home every day, smoking cigars and pouring over the pandemic....
    All states prohibit militia extremists and paramilitary activities. So why arent they stopped? The rise and fall of Subway, the worlds largest fast-food chain Camila Cabello Celebrates Day of the Dead and Shares Photo of Her Familys Ofrenda © Provided by People Camila Cabello Instagram Camila Cabello is celebrating her cultural heritage. On Monday,...
    HAITIANS have been celebrating the Day of the Dead festival when voodoo followers remember their ancestors. The raucous two-day long event sees bones left on altars by followers who say they are possessed by spirits. 10A Voodoo believer gestures as she gets her face covered in baby powderCredit: Reuters 10People on a visit a to...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s usually ebullient and colorful Day of the Dead celebration was quieter and lonelier than usual, with many cemeteries closed to visits because of fears of spreading the coronavirus. Mexican families often visit graveyards to decorate their relatives’ tombs with flowers and sing, talk and snack during the Nov. 1-2 observance....
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s usually ebullient and colorful Day of the Dead celebration was quieter and lonelier than usual, with many cemeteries were closed to visits because of fears of spreading the coronavirus. Mexican families often visit graveyards to decorate their relatives’ tombs with flowers and sing, talk and snack during the Nov....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The city of Los Angeles has organized a socially distant Día de los Muertos display in Pacoima. A Día de los Muertos display in Pacoima, Calif., on Nov. 1, 2020. (CBSLA) The drive-thru experience, which was put together at Pacoima City Hall, opened on Sunday. The windows of city hall have...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A day ahead of El Dia de Muertos, community groups in San Francisco and San Rafael celebrated and remembered the lives of those who've passed.This year, there was a special focus on the lives lost to COVID-19 throughout the Bay Area.Gabriela Lozano with Calle 24 cultural district built an altar to...
    By LISSETTE ROMEO, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired...
    MEXICO CITY – The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling at...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One of Chicago’s largest community gardens held an annual cultural tradition this weekend. The Edna White Community Garden, at 1850 W. Monterey Ave. in the Morgan Park neighborhood, celebrated the Day of the Dead. People brought photos of their loved ones to place on altars. There were even tributes to some renowned...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling...
    By Josue Gonzalez and Daina Beth Solomon CHILPANCINGO, Mexico (Reuters) - For Ben Yehuda Martinez, head of forensic services in the violence-torn Mexican state of Guerrero, there is more to celebrating Day of the Dead than arranging a colorful altar with flowers and photos. It means trying to identify 428 bodies currently unclaimed at the...
    (CNN)Mattel is back with its Día De Muertos Barbie doll and it's once again generating backlash.The doll, the second in Mattel's "La Catrina" collection of Barbies, was designed to celebrate the annual centuries-old Mexican folk tradition, Día de Muertos, sometimes called Dia de Los Muertos. It's celebrated during the first two days of November, in...
    By Guillermo Martinez MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish families who normally honour their dead relatives by visiting cemeteries on the Day of the Dead are spacing out their visits this year as a second wave of coronavirus sweeps the country. Authorities have advised families to spend only 30 minutes at graveyards and not to go in...
    (CNN)Families are spreading bulks of marigold petals, lighting up candles for their loved ones and some are even wearing colorful skull makeup. It's Día de los Muertos. The Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, extends over the first two days of November and has nothing to do with Halloween. It's an ode...
    SAN ANTONIO – The non-profit, Conjunto Heritage Taller, is mourning the loss of a long-time instructor and friend, Lorenzo Martínez. Martínez passed away Saturday, October 17, due to health complications. Weeks after his death, his family and friends are expressing their love and respect for the musician through a community altar. Martínez was an...
    SAN ANTONIO – Earlier in the week, we had a chance to talk to Chef Johnny Hernandez about this year’s Day of the Dead River Parade and the meaning behind the Day of the Dead. You can watch our full interview with Chef Hernandez in the video player above. RELATED: WATCH: 2020 Day...
    (CNN)Mexico's Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a yearly celebration to remember and honor loved ones who have died. This year there are too many to celebrate as more than 90,000 Mexicans have died of Covid-19.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a decree for three days of national mourning to take...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she’s putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it’s going on a table in Gomez’s home in Arizona that’s dedicated to her mother, who died of...
    Halloween is not until Saturday but it looks like Hollywood was ready to play dress up days early. Several luminaries took to social media before the holiday to share a look at their costumes which ranged from scary to sexy with several original ideas mixed in. Among the group there was a vampire, Princess Leia, Power...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The cancelation of the large Day of the Dead celebration in San Jose created both a problem and an opportunity for artist Phyllis Carrasco.For years, she had been assembling special Day of the Dead altars as part of a public exhibit at San Jose's Martin Luther King Jr. Library."This year...
    SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: An altar for School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plazas "Avenida de Altares," a drive-thru Day of the Dead, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The drive-thru will be open Friday and Saturday. (Nhat V....
    SAN ANTONIO – This year’s San Antonio Day of the Dead River Parade will be virtual. It can be seen on KSAT-12 Friday at 8 p.m. KSATs Isis Romero and RJ Marquez preview what to expect. Click here for full details how this parade was put together in the middle of the night...
    By TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Several skulls have been spotted across the city, but you don’t need to be alarmed. The skulls are part of the official celebrations of Day of the Dead in San Antonio. The Calavera Exhibition features 18 skulls spread throughout 14 public locations, including The Pearl, San Antonio International Airport, Hemisfair and La...
    SAN ANTONIO – Vibrant and joyful spirits will float along the most iconic waters of San Antonio for the Día de los Muertos River Parade. The celebration has deep roots in Mexico to commemorate those who have passed away. Many events have been cancelled, but not this one. So, how’d they pull it off? Chef...
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19. Many of those had to be cremated rather than buried, and even for those with gravesides to visit, the pandemic has...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19. Many of those had to be cremated rather than buried, and even for those with gravesides to visit, the pandemic...
    GUANAJUATO, Mexico – Throughout Mexico in the fall, you will see various calaveras, skeletons and bones. They are cultural symbols of the country’s iconic holiday, Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. But nowhere do you see the dead portrayed more distinctly than at the Museum of the Mummies in Guanajuato. The history of...
    Toymaker Mattel is under fire in Mexico over its new “Day of the Dead” Barbie doll, The Daily Mail reports. While Mattel claims the doll “honors the traditions, symbols, and rituals" of the Day of the Dead, critics say it is cultural appropriation. “The cultural, hereditary and symbolic importance that this holiday has for Mexico...
    SAN ANTONIO – Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos is a long-held Mexican tradition that honors those who have passed away, and this year seems more fitting than ever to pay them honor and respect with shining lights and amazingly decorated skulls. The popular movie “Coco” brought Day of the Dead to the...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- Downtown LA's Grand Park and Self Help Graphics will honor Día de Los Muertos with a modified celebration this year."This year because of the COVID pandemic, we've made some adjustments to the program," said Julia Diamond, Director of Grand Park. "The altars they are bigger in scale, in some...
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- Most annual Día de Los Muertos celebrations have been cancelled in 2020, but some have been modified for safety or gone virtual.Día de Los Muertos on Olvera StreetOlvera Street Merchants and El Pueblo Historical MonumentDowntown Los AngelesEnjoy community altars on display October 25 through November 2 and a virtual celebration...
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- Most annual Día de Los Muertos celebrations have been cancelled in 2020, but some have been modified for safety or gone virtual.Día de Los Muertos on Olvera StreetOlvera Street Merchants and El Pueblo Historical MonumentDowntown Los AngelesEnjoy community altars on display October 25 through November 2 and a virtual celebration...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Dia De Los Muertos alter has been put in place in downtown Los Angeles to remember those who have passed away this year. Oct. 23, 2020. (CBSLA) The alter, created by artist Dalila Paola Mendez, is in the FIGat7th shopping center, located at Figueroa and 7th streets. It was made...
    GUANAJUATO, Mexico – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are two of Mexico’s most impactful and influential figures. Their likeness and images can be found in everything from art to clothes to literature. “Their stories are so integral to what has happened in terms of Mexican identity, but also a Mexican-American identity, maybe even in a...
    GUANAJUATO, Mexico – For many, Pixar’s “Coco" is considered to be one of the most culturally significant children’s movies in history. The film tells the story of a young Mexican boy named Miguel who journeys through the world of his ancestors on the Day of the Dead. It connected with audiences across Central and North...
    By Josue Gonzalez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Marigolds, known in Mexico as "the flower of the dead" for a scent believed be strong and sweet enough to attract souls and draw them back, are generally all around by mid-October as the Day of the Dead approaches. But with the country exceeding 85,700 official deaths from...
    AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican holiday dedicated to remembering, honoring and celebrating loved ones who have passed on.One of the most visible ways the dead are honored is through art, and it's that art that is taking over downtown Aurora for next...
    SAN ANTONIO – Day of the Dead is about honoring loved ones that have passed on, and sugar skulls help do just that. You can decorate the sugar skulls with glitter, feathers, colored foil and you can write the name of your deceased loved one on its forehead. As for why they’re made of...
    SAN ANTONIO – A printmaker and educator at The University of Texas at San Antonio has crafted one of the large skulls that’ll be displayed around downtown for Day of the Dead. Juan Mora gives us a closer look at what goes into his printmaking process and what the meanings are behind his designs....
    SAN ANTONIO – Moises Espino del Castillo, the “Duke of Calaveras,” wrote this Day of the Dead poem about former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros. The poem is recited in the video player above by UTSA professor Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark. Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com: Cemeteries transform into shrines...
    SAN ANTONIO – Moises Espino del Castillo, the “Duke of Calaveras,” wrote this Day of the Dead poem about UTSA professor Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark. She recited the poem for KSAT-12. Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com: Cemeteries transform into shrines to remember loved ones on Day of the Dead The...
    SAN ANTONIO – Moises Espino del Castillo, the “Duke of Calaveras,” wrote this Day of the Dead poem about former baseball stars Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. It is recited here by Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark with UTSA’s division of Bicultural-Bilingual studies. Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com: Cemeteries transform...
    SAN ANTONIO – Cemeteries can be sad and somber places, but throughout Mexico, they are instead places of comfort and culture. The cemetery, or panteon as it’s known in Spanish, is an important place for families to celebrate and remember their lost loved ones. Each gravesite is filled with momentos, personal items or...