Latin Routes

Latin Routes
4:04 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Latin Roots: Celebrating Día De Los Muertos

A Mexican altar for Día de los Muertos.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 11:27 am

In the Latin world, the big celebration around this time of year isn't for Halloween — it's for the Day of The Dead, or Día de los Muertos.

As NPR's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explains in this edition of Latin Roots, Día de los Muertos is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary. But to appease those who prefer to indulge in the eerie, Garsd has selected three songs, each drawn from a hair-raising urban legend.

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