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Oct292016

Day of the Dead Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture

Mexican poet Octavio Paz once wrote, “Our cult of death is also our cult of life.” Every year, on Nov. 1st and 2nd, Mexican’s honor those who have departed, setting up colorful altars at home and in public places with the images of loved ones.

Now, Google through its Art & Culture is iviting everyone to experience Mexico’s tradition of paying tribute to life, through the Day of the Dead exhibition.

This collection includes over 500 artworks and artifacts, 20 exhibits, 11 Street View virtual tours through cemeteries and museums and two guided tours that users can experience with a Cardboard viewer, writes Google.

A Google Expedition also allows teachers around the world to take their classes on a virtual field trip through the history of the Day of the Dead.

Start the exhibition online at g.co/diademuertos or download the Google Arts & Culture app for iOS or Android.

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