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Day of the dead: Celebration of life

October 01, 2019

Day of the dead: Celebration of life | Cactacea

On November 2, Mexico – and Mexicans around the world – celebrate Day of the Dead.

Death and celebration in the same sentence can sound jarring. But for those who haven’t seen the movie Coco, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead in Spanish) is a holiday to gather and remember friends and family members who have died, and support their spiritual journey. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them! And it’s why the Mexican decorative skulls – Calaveras – are often so colourful and joyous: celebrating life and death.

More and more decorative skulls are found in homes around the world as a piece of art and a nod to remembering loved ones on the other side. Later this month we will feature some beautiful artisanal skulls produced in Xalitla, Guerrero. Visit the website to see the collection soon.  

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