Day of the Dead skeleton

    SKU: cmcn441630

    £14.99 Members' price *


    A large wooden skeleton inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.

    The skeleton measures approximately 45cm long by 25cm wide. Please note: due to the nature of the craftsmanship, designs vary from the one shown, guaranteeing a unique item.

    The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Saints Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latinos (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

    The celebration occurs on the 2nd of November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

    Though associated with the dead, indeed dedicated to their remembrance, it is quite the reverse of morbid; it is a period full of life, colour and festival. Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.


    Product code: cmcn441630
    World culture: South America
    Details: Made from painted wood
    Size: Approx. 45m (long) x 25cm (wide)
    Weight: 0.15kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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