By Amaris Castillo | 05/09/2013 - 17:14
Disney tried to trademark Dia de los Muertos. Yes, the Mexican holiday. We wish we were kidding, but the mass media corporation had actually placed a trademark request earlier this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Disney’s reasoning? According to a story by Fox News Latino, the company sought to trademark “Dia de los Muertos” for merchandising purposes.
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2011 - 17:14
From jewelry to a baby bib to an iPhone case, Dia de los Muertos has inspired a slew of new products. Whether you’re heading to a Day of the Dead party, plan to spend it at home, or want to get your kids (even your pup) in on the fun, these festive products help you celebrate.
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2010 - 08:30
Are you celebrating Día de los Muertos this year? If so, you can now bring the party into your shower! Lush, the natural beauty brand who makes those addicting bath bombs we all love, has created a special Día de los Muertos collection. The company states on their website that they decided to create the products because they “were so inspired by the idea that this time of year could be filled with love instead of scary creatures.”
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2009 - 17:00
Día de los Muertos is just around the corner and we talked to Gail Dosik, confectionery artist extraordinaire and owner of One Tough Cookie NYC to find out the secrets behind her spooktacular cookies! Here she fills us in on how to create some scary beautiful cookies for the special day. Check out the recipe below:
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 10/24/2008 - 12:24
Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years. The goal of the celebration is to honor and pray for deceased friends and family members. Although tied to the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, which fall on the same calendar dates (Nov. 1st & 2nd), the origins of the modern holiday can be traced to indigenous observances, most specifically to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl or "The Lady of the Dead".
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2008 - 16:45
As if worrying about black cats and broken mirrors weren’t enough, you also had mami threaten you with facial distortion if you opened the fridge with a hot head. And if you dared to strike her, forget it! Your hand would hang out of your coffin forever (probably after she was through with you). Caught between belief and skepticism, all you knew for sure was that you were not going to test them out. In the spirit of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, here are fifteen other superstitions that still haunt us to this day: