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Visit the Mahoney Library Art Gallery to see the Dia De Los Muertos altar prepared by students and staff from Puente and the Mahoney Library. Wander the library to find books about this religious and spiritual observation.
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Mexico, also observed to a lesser extent in other areas of Latin America and in the United States, honoring dead loved ones and making peace with the eventuality of death by treating it familiarly, without fear and dread. The holiday is derived from the rituals of the pre-Hispanic peoples of Mexico. Led by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as "Lady of the Dead," the celebration lasted a month. After the Spanish arrived in Mexico and began converting the native peoples to Roman Catholicism , the holiday was moved to coincide with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
Source: Britannica Online