Daniel Wojcik and Robert Dobler

Daniel Wojcik and Robert Dobler

Daniel Wojcik is a Professor of English and Folklore Studies at the University of Oregon and Robert Dobler, is a Lecturer of Folklore at Indiana University.

What Ancient Cultures Teach us About Grief, Mourning and Continuity of Life

What Ancient Cultures Teach us About Grief, Mourning and Continuity of Life

At this time of the year, Mexican and Mexican-American communities observe “Día de los Muertos” (the Day of the Dead), a three-day celebration that welcomes the dead temporarily back into families. Altar to the dead in Yucatán, Mexico. Photo by Daniel Wojcik.Festivities begin on the evening of Oct. 31

Daniel Wojcik and Robert Dobler
Daniel Wojcik and Robert Dobler
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