Community Chatter: What do you know about Día de los Muertos and All Souls Procession?

The dead are remembered and celebrated in different ways in all places and cultures. Día de los Muertos was first cited in the 16th century, celebrated by Aztecs every summer. The holiday was eventually pushed back to coincide with All Souls Day, picking up elements of Christianity throughout the centuries and moving north from Mexico.

UA students come from all over and have varying degrees of familiarity with the traditions of this holiday and Tucson’s All Souls Procession. This is what the UA community had to say regarding the local representations of the importance of these holidays.

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