Sunday 1 November 2015

Day of the Dead Events at the British Museum

Halloween might be over, but tomorrow, Monday November 2, the British Museum is running a series of events themed on the Day of the Dead. May of them are free, but some you have to book for in advance. Here is a list:

10.30am: An introduction to the Day of the Dead today and its context
11am: Aztec concepts of death and the afterlife
12.15pm: Ancestor veneration and oracles from the other world in southern Mexico
1.10pm: Calling Home the Dead (Llamar a los Muertos a Casa) - film
2.15pm: The impact of the Mexican revolution on modern Mexican identity
3.15pm: Meet the artist: Betsabeé Romero

All the events are at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.For more details and to book tickets, visit:

The picture shows an Aztec mask that I photographed at the British Museum.

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