Tag Archive for Dia de Los Muertos


Every fall as Dia De Los Muertos approaches, monarch butterflies fly south across the border to Michoacan, Mexico. Many believe these butterflies embody the soul of their ancestors, returning back home to bask in the love of their families once again.

Walking with the dead

The exposed rafters of the old Pullman Railcar factory looked ominous against the gray sky. But across the street, artist Linda Bullen welcomed visitors into her warm and colorful home for a celebration of Día de los Muertos. Bullen, an artist, originally became interested in the Mexican-Catholic tradition through an admiration of its art.

Long Live the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a living holiday. Rooted in a blend of meso-American traditions and Spanish Catholic rituals, the images that are today iconic– decorated candy skulls for loved ones lost, and the ornate skeletons of the catrina—…