IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/20/2014 - 6:30am - 6:59am
Program Title: 
DAY OF THE DEAD: A MEXICAN CELEBRATION
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.intheamericas.com/
PSIP Description: 
Parades, home altars and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead in this ancient tradition.
Long Description: 
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca's most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.