How Halloween Overtook the Day of the Day in Mexico
graph from the Latinometrics; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)
(Slide Deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: line graph
Source: Latinometrics. “While Mexicans have embraced Halloween, Hollywood attempts to popularize Día de Muertos worldwide.” LatAmData on Twitter: October 31, 2022.
- History.com Editors, “Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).” History.com: originally published October 30, 2018, last updated October 11, 2022.
- Evia, María José. “‘It’s not Mexican Halloween’ – the lowdown on Day of the Dead.” The Guardian: October 3, 2022.
- Santana, Diddiery. “It’s Not Either/Or. It’s Both. Halloween and Día de los Muertos.” UC Denver: November 1, 2021.
Potential Math Content: line graph, data collection methodology, scale along the y-axis, change over time, meaning of intersection point
Potential Content Connections: culture, holidays, Latin America