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Daybreak revisits Día de los Muertos

Episode 2 of How does Princeton celebrate? A special Daybreak series

Daybreak Día de los Muertos
Vitus Larrieu / The Daily Princetonian

As campus winds down in anticipation of winter break, and many people are thinking about the traditional “holiday season,” Daybreak is spotlighting some of the holidays that Princetonians celebrated throughout the fall semester: Diwali, Día de los Muertos, and Hanukkah. 

By releasing these episodes now, we hope to draw attention to holidays celebrated by minority communities on and near campus. This is an ongoing project — we will also be highlighting holidays celebrated during the Spring semester next year, in 2023.


Today we go back to Nov. 5, before the weather got colder. In the brisk autumn breeze, members of the Princeton community gathered at the Arts Council of Princeton to celebrate Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead.

Daybreak took a trip down Witherspoon Street to join the celebrations and learn more about the holiday — and how the Princeton community celebrates.

You can listen to Diwali at Princeton here.

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 Día de los Muertos altar
Arts Council of Princeton’s Día de los Muertos altar. 
Vitus Larrieu / The Daily Princetonian

Día de los Muertos
Vitus Larrieu / The Daily Princetonian
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