Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico over several days coinciding with the Catholic observances of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days (Nov. 1 and 2).  The holiday has roots in both ancient pre-Hispanic celebrations and medieval Spanish Catholic practices and has evolved to feature a blend of elements from both traditions.  The celebration is a festive time when families remember their dead and honor the continuity of life.

This virtual exhibit highlights a small selection of objects from the Lam Museum’s Day of the Dead collection.

Explore the artifacts below