Skulls for the Day of the Dead / Día de Los Muertos

Hallow’een, Hallowed Eve, Holy Evening, October 31st.

Which is the night before All Saints Day, November 1st.

Which is the day before All Souls Day, November 2nd.

Which is the day that Mexico celebrates as el Día de Los Muertos, The Day of the Dead!

Meso-american history is full of skulls. Skulls carved out of rock in a museum in Puebla, MexicoLava skull on the dark red wall of the pyramid in the garden of the artist Frida Kahlo's 'Casa Azul', the cobalt blue house in Coyoacán, MexicoSkulls carved out of rock in a museum in Puebla, MexicoNear the Templo Mayor in Mexico City, I saw this dancer dressed as a skeleton with an extraordinary feathered headdress above his masked skull. Aztec dancer dressed as a skeleton with an extraordinary feathered headdress

This love for skeletons and skulls has carried on into the present, as this up-dated skull on a hoarding demonstrates. Painting of a skull on a corrugated metal hoarding in Mexico CityEl Gato Calavera, the Cat Skull, an alternative foro for young musicians in Mexico City.The Gato Calavera, the Cat Skull, an alternative party venue in Mexico CityCaterina, a stylish ceramic skeleton with a hat in San Angel, a suburb of Mexico City. A ceramic skull with a fancy hat in San angel, a suburb of Mexico CityA couple of well-decorated sugar skulls for munching on.A couple of well-decorated sugar skullsMore on Mexico.

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