Monday, 31 October 2016

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)

Acknowledged in many other cultures, 'Day of the Dead' is a public holiday celebrated in Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living elsewhere, particularly within the United States. The festival today has spread all over the world and is often a three day celebration, where friends and family will gather together to remember and honour the dead, helping them along their spiritual journey.

Over the years, the celebration has moved from the Summer to the Autumn to coincide with the western Christian Allhallowtide - All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.

Frances Ann Day summarizes the three-day celebration, the Day of the Dead:

We have a variety of pieces designed with a 'Calavera' [Skull] - a depiction of a Human skull often used in the Mexican celebration 'Day of the Dead' and the Western 'All Souls' Day.

Here are a couple of our favourites:

Available from our Covent Garden London store, or online HERE

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