Colorful folk art designs for the Dia De Los Muertos holiday
The Day of the Dead, also known as Dia De Los Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and other countries around the world to honor and remember loved ones who have died.
Rather than a day of mourning, the Day of the Dead is a happy day filled with colorful costumes, flowers, altars, good food, and of course--sugar skulls, which are purchased to decorate the altar at home, or the grave in the cemetery.
Sugar skulls are colorful and often elaborate.
On this page I've gathered some bright, colorful sugar skull designs to share, simply because I like their colorful, folk art style. Perhaps you'll find something that catches your eye too.
One tradition in celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday is for the families of departed loved ones to go to the cemetery in the afternoon to clean up the grave sites, listen to a little music, and get together to share memories of the loved ones who have gone before.
Sugar skulls that have been set on the home altars are taken to the cemetery with the families. These sugar skulls are then placed on the graves of the deceased loved ones.
Here are a few sugar skull t-shirts to complete your Day of the Dead celebration outfit. Just click on an image to see more detail.
Make your own sugar skulls for Day of the Dead celebration. These are quick and easy to make, but are not edible. Place them on your altar, or at your loved one's grave.
If you're looking for an extra little touch to decorate your home for Day of the Dead, check out this Day of the Dead wall hanging with LED eyes. Made out of resin, this wall decoration is just slightly under ten inches tall, and is adorned with hand-painted flowers, teeth, and nasal cavity. It's polyurethane coated, to protect the sugar skull from the elements.