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: