Mathew Sandoval

Mathew Sandoval is an author at Religion News Service.

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Day of the Dead is taking on Halloween traditions, but the sacred holiday is far more than a ‘Mexican Halloween’

By Mathew Sandoval — October 30, 2023
(The Conversation) — Halloween’s influence is transforming popular festivities around Día de los Muertos and its ceremonial customs in rural and urban areas of Mexico in some fascinating ways.

How commercialization over the centuries transformed the Day of the Dead

By Mathew Sandoval — October 27, 2021
(The Conversation) — A Mexican-American scholar writes that in the 1700s, Day of the Dead generated the largest annual market in Mexico City.
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