26 July 2011

Day of the Dead / Sunday, 24 July 2011 at 15:50

The Day of the Dead
While we are getting ready for Halloween, in Mexico the main celebration is the Day of the Dead on All Souls Day, November 2. There’s a wonderful site with information about the history and traditions and some brilliant photographs at http://www.dayofthedead.com/index.html.
While it’s difficult to get Day of the Dead items in the UK, there is one excellent site that I’ve just ordered from: www.between-the-trees.com  Highly recommended! You can get some lovely retablos – either wall plaques or shadow boxes like this: and some fabulous papel banners You can also find sugar skull moulds here, and make some of these:

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