Dia de Los Muertos – A time of power, reflection, and celebration

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We are extremely honored to feature Juana Bordas as Modern Latina’s #LoveYourLife contributor. Juana is the author of two award winning books: Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age and The Power of Latino Leadership. Juana shares the spiritual significance of Latinas connecting to our antepasados and the power of our ancestry.

Día De Los Muertos 2015: See The Meaning Behind The Altar

Altar

One of the most important elements of Día De Los Muertos is the altar, elaborate constructions to celebrate those family members who have left the mortal world. Learn more about the meaning behind the altar.

La Calavera Catrina

Jose Guadalupe Posada's original 'La Calavera Catrina,' circa 1910. Jose Guadalupe Posada's original "La Calavera Catrina," circa 1910. credit: Courtesy Mexican Museum Photo: Courtesy Mexican Museum / SF

Discover the origins of La Calavera Catrina and her important role in Mexican history and Dia de los Muertos.