Dia De los Muertos/Day of the Dead: USF Students' Stories about the Event, 2015-2018

Dia De Los Muertos is NOT “Mexican Halloween” 

Dia De Los Muertos is different. Rather than fearing death, people celebrate it. The spirits are not scary, they are welcomed to roam among the living and come to their altar. 

Halloween has its origins in Celtic pagan traditions; Dia De Los Muertos comes from the indigenous people of Mexico.   

Each November 2, students in USF's First Year Seminar, "Mashup: Media & Pop Culture in San Francisco" attend the Dia de los Muertos procession and festival of altars at Garfield Park in San Francisco's Mission district. Check out their stories: 

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