Pasa por Aquí | columns by Nicolasa Chávez
Crews setting up Zozobra for the big day. September 2, 2022.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Burning of Zozobra and Heralding the New Season
Thu, Aug 31, 2023, 11:53am | By Nicolasa Chávez
The sweltering days of an extremely hot summer are finally cooling down. The sun sets slightly earlier each evening leaving a golden glow upon the land, and the first smells of green chile roasting...
Colonial period chocolate making implements and ingredients. Photo by Nicolasa Chávez.
Chocolate: From Food of the Gods to the Food of Love
Sun, Jan 29, 2023, 11:41pm | By Nicolasa Chávez
This Valentine season stores large and small fill up with festive chocolate items from elegant hand-crafted bonbons to heart-shaped boxes to tiny teardrop-shaped morsels wrapped in pink and red. One often...
The author’s personal altar with paper flowers, candles, autumn leaves and food items. In the center is a drawing of the author’s sister Christel Angélica Chávez, Captain U.S. Air Force. Drawing by Anthony Thielen (cousin). Credit: Photo Courtesy by Nicolasa Chávez
Celebrating the Dead: Día de los Muertos and All Hallowe’en
Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 2:05pm | By Nicolasa Chávez
Many people do not know the origins of this fun - and fright-filled night, nor of the similarities its’ origins share with Día de los Muertos
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Krampus is Coming: Why Halloween is Actually Just the Start of Spooky Season
Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 3:22pm
By Monika Dziamka
Bread of Death and Life: A Short History of Pan de Muertos
Wed, Nov 1, 2023, 9:27am
By Vanessa Baca
Send in the Clowns: Funeral Humor
Tue, Oct 31, 2023, 8:59am
By Liz Hamilton
Pre-pandemic grief, ancestral memory, mourning the world in 2020 and healing in the present
Mon, Oct 2, 2023, 11:22am
By Venaya Yazzie
Nuestra Voz: The Chihuahua Hill Story and the importance of community, self-representation, and remembrance.
Mon, Oct 2, 2023, 11:20am
By Javier Marrufo