Everyone loves a holiday with decorations, costumes, and special foods.
The Day of the Dead is an ancient holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years in Mexico and Central America. At the end of October, millions of people acknowledge the passing of their friends, family, and ancestors by visiting graveyards to leave food, flowers, and decorations.
Today, the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated throughout the world—from Spain to Mexico to Denver to Rio de Janeiro.
The book Day of the Dead takes readers through the customs, art, and beauty of the holiday. This book is a celebration of culture, history, art, and language.
Day of the Dead is written in English and Spanish. It features original paintings by Denver artist Colleen Hennessy.