The Spirit of old Mexico lives - Dia de Muertos! The Day of the Dead
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The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday is a gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico and takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with Halloween and All Saints Day. In Latin America, families honor and remember their departed loved ones by cleaning their graves, bringing a picnic to the gravesite of their favorite foods and drinks, and playing their favorite music. In the US, the Day of the Dead is honored by decorating your home with decorative tile, flags, colorful paper mache skulls & skeletons. It often is a close gathering of friends and relatives to share time together. Recently, Day of the Dead decorations and tile has gained an incredible following in the US. Mostly due to its colorful design and funky stylish look. Day of the dead tiles are now found all year round in homes across the country.
Interested in joining the festivities this year?
Here is our guide to creating a memorable and fun Day of the Dead:
There are several festivals around the country that you can attend to celebrate this festive time of year. Our friends at MexicanSugarSkull.com have put together a list of all the festivals around the country that you can attend. They also sell great home decor and festive decorations for your party Build a fun and decorative Day of the Dead Mural for your home and place it outside just next to the pumpkins during trick or treating. You'll be amazed at the response you'll get from your local neighbors and friends! Don't be surprised if you hear a few " dia de muertos".
Here is an example of one of our favorite Day of the Dead MuralsWe love this Catrina mural because it reminds us of all our fun travels in Mexico. The modern Catrina or Lady of the Dead is typically a female skeleton dressed in the manner of upper class Europeans of the 20th Century. Most believe she is meant to satirize those Mexicans who embraced the European culture over their own and to make the statement that no matter how wealthy you are, you cannot take it with you after death.
Product SamplesWe also have a great selection of hand picked, hand painted tiles directly from Mexico Here are some samples:
Dia de Muertos!
Jennifer & Andy
Jennifer & Andy
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