Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of Life in which we remember the dearly departed. It is celebrated the day after Halloween as its widely believed that this is the day the "veil" between the our world and the afterlife is the thinnest.
Sugar Skull History from www.mexicansugarskull.com
"Mexico, abundant in sugar production and too poor to buy fancy imported European church decorations, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. Clay molded sugar figures of angels, sheep and sugar skulls go back to the Colonial Period 18th century. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit."
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