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You may be noticing the Mexican influenced Katrina's, or decorative skulls, in American shops along with Halloween decorations. Do you know what they really represent? Having lived in Mexico for eight years, the Day of the Dead became one of my favorite Mexican holidays. It is similiar to Memorial Day in the United States but on a much larger scale. You may also be familiar with the traditions of The Day of the Dead from Disney's hit movie, Coco.


The Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos, combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls Day, a holiday brought to Mexico by the Spaniards. The entire family gathers at the gravesite of their loved one and celebrate their memory. This annual tradition includes skeletons, alters, orange carnations, food and hobbies of each loved one. Mexicans also have alters set up for their loved ones in their homes during this time of the year. It is not a morbid holiday, on the contrary, it is a celebration.


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La Catrina in Bloom -- Original Painting

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  • Width 8"

    Height 10"

    Painted profile 5/8"

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