What the Colonizers Couldn’t Take

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with the Spirit of Resistance

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrating the dead that is a continuation of ancient indigenous traditions dating back 3,000 years. When European colonizers came to the Americas they tried to stop the indigenous Aztec people from celebrating the dead in this traditional way, but the practice continued regardless. It’s important to acknowledge the inherent resistance against colonialism found in holding onto this tradition.

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