This item consists of Two Booklets on the Mexican Tradition of the Days of the Dead: a 1988 first edition of The Days of the Dead: A Mexican Tradition by Efrain Cortes Ruiz et al, published by GV editores, Mexico and a May 1969 edition (Popular Series No. 1) of Laughing Souls: The Days of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico by Judith Strupp Green, the Curator of Mexican Ethnology at the San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park. Ruiz' booklet offers an overview of the worship of the dead in Mexico from pre-Columbian times through the twentieth century, as well as the Day of the Dead rituals in different areas of Mexico. This 48 page booklet is filled with 23 color photographs of Day of the Dead celebrations, practices and altars. Text in English. Laughing Souls also focuses on the beliefs about death and the afterlife in Ancient Mexico, the Catholic Heritage of All Souls, and the traditions specific to Oaxaca. This unnumbered 25 page booklet has 27 black and white photographs and illustrations. Text in English. Both of these Two Booklets on the Mexican Tradition of the Days of the Dead are in Very Good condition with minor shelf wear and an inscription in the front of each.