Check out these Films, Books, and Articles of the Season!

Día de Muertos

The Day of the Dead : when two worlds meet in Oaxaca (BOOK)

Festivals: Day of the Dead, Mexico (FULL VIDEO)


Mexico: Day of the Dead—My Americas (FULL VIDEO)

Skulls to the living, bread to the dead : [the day of the dead in Mexico and beyond]

Samhain (pronounced sow-in)

Not much is known about the Celts because their culture was largely wiped out/appropriated through Roman colonization. Samhain is the Celtic New Year: the end of harvest and the beginning of winter, when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinnest.

The Celtic consciousness (BOOK)

The Burning Times (FULL VIDEO)

Samhain. (POEM)

The Sacred Groves: The Celts (FULL VIDEO)

The Celts (FULL VIDEO)



Halloween from pagan ritual to party night (EBOOK)

Halloween and other festivals of death and life (BOOK)

Dressed for thrills : 100 years of Halloween costumes & masquerade (BOOK)

Death makes a holiday : a cultural history of Halloween (BOOK)

What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Scared (FULL VIDEO)

Big Business of Pumpkins (SEGMENT)


Musical Structure, Performance and Meaning: The Case of a Stick-Dance from Nepal (ARTICLE)

Travel as theatre in Nepal mandala (ARTICLE)

Zhongyuan Festival

Theravādizing Ghost Festival in Taiwan (ARTICLE)

Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: Mulian Rescues his Mother and Bima Goes to Heaven (ARTICLE)

Qingming Festival

The tomb-sweeping day (BOOK)

Obon Festival

Obon, Festival of the Dead. (POEM)

JAPAN. Shimane. 2000. Paper lanterns, which float down the Takase River in Isumo as part of the Bon festival to release wandering spirits. 2000. (IMAGE)

All Saints Day and All Soul’s Day

Catholic priest clarifies difference between All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (NEWSPAPER ARTICLE)

Joža Uprka – Dušičky (Public domain)
Modified 2019-10-22