Thursday, October 30, 2008

{día de los muertos}

{Traditional Sugar Skulls}

Trade in a typical Halloween for one with a twist! Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. The traditional Mexican holiday is reserved for gathering together with friends and family to honor and remember loved ones who have dies. Traditions include building alters made of sugar skulls to passed loved ones, decorating with marigolds and serving favorite food and drink of the departed. My roommate's family is from Mexico, although she was raised in the United States, and she said they used to decorate their house with sugar skulls for Halloween/Day of the Dead and on November 2nd she would finally get to break off little pieces of the decorated sugar skulls to eat! If you still haven't gotten your fill of ghouls and ghosts after October 31st - why not celebrate Latin style and throw a Día de los Muertos party! Try this site for authentic party supplies.

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