Dia de los Muertos http://kalw.org en The many translations of Day of the Dead http://kalw.org/post/many-translations-day-dead <p></p><p>If you walk down Mission&nbsp;Street this weekend you’ll see family members holding pictures of loved ones in one hand and candles in another. You may see ofrendas--small altars set up to pay tribute to people who have passed away. It’s a tradition that’s been present in the Mission for years, but how it’s celebrated depends on who you ask.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:14:02 +0000 Leila Day & Martina Castro & Rachel Wong 35263 at http://kalw.org The many translations of Day of the Dead Day of the Dead exhibit looks into the future by honoring the past http://kalw.org/post/day-dead-exhibit-looks-future-honoring-past <p></p><p>There are ghosts and skeletons everywhere you look on Halloween. But for many cultures the more serious commemoration of the dead takes place the next day, November 1. It’s known as el Dia de los Muertos in Latin cultures – the Day of the Dead – when parades, elaborate skeleton costumes, and temporary altars are built to honor ancestors and those who have recently passed.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:47:34 +0000 Steven Short 18816 at http://kalw.org Day of the Dead exhibit looks into the future by honoring the past