Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Day of the Dead

Humoring the Goddess

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1.The Day of the Dead is a holiday to remember loved ones by sharing a meal with them as one would when they were alive.Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores.Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.During Dia de Los Muertos, small decorated sugar skulls are placed on the altars.

Traditional sugar skulls are made from a granulated white sugar mixture that is pressed into special skull molds. The sugar mixture is allowed to dry and then the sugar skull is decorated…

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By GrannyMoon Posted in Pagan

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