Mexican Day of The Dead!
For those of you who don’t know The Day Of The Dead celebrations are a traditional Mexican holiday on the 1st and 2nd November. The focus is on praying for deceased friends and family members and to support their spiritual journey.
Prior to the Spanish colonisation of Mexico during the 16th Century it is largely acknowledged that The Day Of The Dead was celebrated at the beginning of Summer. However, as often happens with the result of a colonial impact, the celebrations shifted to follow the All Hallows Eve (or Halloween) celebrations.
Traditions associated with the holiday include the building of private altars called ‘Offrendas’. These are built to honour the deceased and may be adorned with Sugar Skulls, traditional flowers such as Marigolds as well as the favourite food and drink of the deceased. As well as this, the Departed’s grave may have offerings or gifts left by it by friends and family.
In 2008 The Day Of The Dead was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Some people believe that possessing a Day Of The Dead artefact can bring them good luck so, we have just the solution to get involved in these awesome festivities.
Check out our range of highly collectable ‘Calaveritas’ Figurines. We have a lovely range of hand painted, individual Day Of The Dead, Calaveritas Figurines to pick-out the best mach for the person you’re buying for… or yourself!
Our Caliveritas collectible figurines are all hand painted and stand at approximately 11cm’s tall. These cute and quirky figurine statues have now been discontinued and will become more rare and therefore, more collectable!
Finally, if you are Celebrating Day Of The Dead. Have a good one from all of us at Clubit!