Monday, November 1, 2010

calaveras de azúcar

I am not Latin or Roman Catholic but I can't help but find these pictures fascinating.  These are calaveras de azúcar or sugar skulls and are a typical part of Day of the Dead celebrations.  Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated by Mexicans and some other Latin countries that focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died.  It's generally associated with the Roman Catholic holy day, All Souls Day, which honors the faithful who have died.  

Sounds like a somber occasion, doesn't it?  You may not think so after you have a look at these!

I'm pretty positive I don't want these hanging in my house, but I think they'd be fun outside for a party.  Even though they are skulls, I find them very festive.  What do you think?  


  1. Those are beautiful! They had a Day of the Dead celebration at my school today, and the artwork was awesome. Such a great holiday!

  2. I love them. Love the bright colors and that they are a little freaky but still kind of fun.

  3. I am Roman Catholic but hadn't seen these beautiful images, thanks for sharing! :) I especially like the first one!

    -Lady Fromage

  4. Your right: I find them very interesting. At first I was like, "Ewwww..." but then I thought, "That's some artistic shit!"...'cause I can be cultured like that sometimes! :)


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