Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Sugar Skulls and this style of decoration are becoming more and more popular and your favourite website ( that's us of course ) has plenty of them. The Day of the Dead Festival held throughout Mexico is where these sugar skulls originated and we absolutely love them. Also known as Dia de los Muertos to give its spanish name is celebrated across two days the 1st and 2nd of November ,its believed the gates of heaven open at midnight on the 31st October and the spirits of all deceased children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. Now more of a cultural holiday than a religious one sugar skulls were to represent a departed soul and the name written on the forehead and placed on an altar (ofrenda) in the home or gravestone to honor the return of that particular spirit. So who is Catrina the face that is extremely popular at the moment on tattoos, clothing and ornaments ? Well prepare to be enlightened, La Calavera Catrina ('Dapper Skeleton', 'Elegant Skull') is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by José Guadalupe Posada. La-calavera-catrina.jpeg The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolutionary era. Now popular through-out USA & Europe as a face linked with the tattoo scene on everything from bags to ornaments she's shows no sign of going anywhere fast and we think that's cause for celebration itself Enternally your figurine