October 30, 2011
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with this delicious tradition!
One of the most popular traditions of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the Mexican sugar skull, one that dates back to the 17th century. These brightly-colored candy sculptures are loved by children and adults alike, and they capture the spirit of the holiday beautifully.
In the memorial spirit of Dia de Los Muertos, sugar skulls traditionally would have the name of an individual who had passed inscribed on the forehead. The skulls are ornately-decorated with bright colors, whimsical designs, and sometimes even feathers and foil. Rather than exuding the dark and morbid image many still associate with death, the sugar skulls add to the celebration of life that surrounds Dia de Los Muertos.
Below, we show you how to make your own and join in the celebration!
Read the full article at SevenPonds Blog