Dia De Los Muertos

Illustration of ofrenda with red candles, orange leaves and blue and green and red and gold and orange skulls on brown wood platform

Google Doodle Celebrates Día de los Muertos

The homepage illustration commemorates the annual holiday, when members of the Mexican diaspora welcome back the spirits of deceased ancestors.

A smiling little boy in a dark room plays an acoustic guitar

2017 Favorite: 'Coco'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, gender and sexuality columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez breaks down why “Coco” is their favorite movie of the year.

Border Towns Honor Fallen Migrants on Day of the Dead

Since Dia de los Muertos in 1994, the year that Operation Gatekeeper tightened border security and diverted migrants to remote and dangerous areas, artists hang art on the border fence as a way of honoring the men, women and children who lost their lives on their way to the U.S.

Honoring Ancestors, Loved Ones As We Celebrate Day of the Dead

Watch as Colorlines.com joins the celebration in Los Angeles and asks participants to explain what the traditional Mexican holiday means to them.

Pixar is Jumping on Boat to Capture Latino Audience with New Día de los Muertos Movie

Last month Pixar announced the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award-winning “Toy Story 3” is working on a film that delves into the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos.