We love the Halloween season here at Floozees Doozees, and an extra bonus every year, for us, is the concurrent Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. Day of the Dead is particularly celebrated in Mexico, and takes place on October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd, in connection with the Christian triduum of Hallowmas: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The traditions attached to the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Celebrants also leave behind possessions belonging to the deceased.
Because of the dark themes surrounding many Day of the Dead designs, a lot of our dedicated designs also wind up being cross-posted to the Gothic category. We do this because a lot of people don’t know what Day of the Dead is all about, but still like the associated imagery. But if you only connect with these designs because of the darkness of their content, you’re really missing out on many of the positive affirmations that come from Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s really all about family.
On October 31, All Hallows Eve, children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1st is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2nd is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.
Floozees Doozees is very proud to celebrate Day of the Dead, and we salute our Mexican friends and those of Mexican heritage who carry on this joyous tradition!
~ Victoria, the Head Floozee
1) Amor Inmortal Para Siempre
2) Dia De Los Muertos – Day Of The Dead
A striking design for Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead, featuring a festive skull topped with a burning candle and crosses in its eyes. A great, colorful way to show your respects on Dia de los Muertos!
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