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Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated primarily in Mexico, but it is also celebrated throughout parts of Latin America, Europe, and the United States. The holiday is celebrated as a day to remember dearly departed loved ones. People celebrating the Day of the Dead will create alters with photos of the family, food, and drink to intice the dead to come back and listen to the prayers and comments made to them. Toys are brought for dead children, and Tequila for the adults.The day of the dead is usually celebrated in two parts. November 1 is for the deceased children, and November 2 for the adults

Day of the Dead

On the night of November 2nd, people dress up and go to the cemetery to eat, clean, and celebrate. In their celebration, there are also sugar skulls, usually a sugary desert perfect for both the living and the dead. On these skulls, the name of the deseased is written on the forhead. Some people decide to turn themselves into a colorful sugar skull before going out to party with their ancestors. Check out the video below for a simple but festive version of a sugar skull :).


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2 thoughts on “Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

  1. I’ve heard of the Day of the Dead before .. but had no idea the history or how people celebrated. Sugary skulls .. who knew?!

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