Cultures around the world have different days, celebrations, rituals and traditions to honour their ancestors. Most of these celebrations seem to have migrated towards the end of October, early days of November and are known by many names. El Dia de los Muertos, The Mexican Day of the Dead, seems to me to have the most playful aspects. I love the tradition of the skeleton figures dressed up and going about their every day activities - some are so whimsical like a skeleton riding a motorbike or being caught in the outhouse!
Last Hallowe'en, my daughter attended an art class at our local community centre. Every child was to create their own "sugar" skull on canvas. They were all different in so many ways, colours, design, materials used - this is Rhian's. I think her's came out extra sweet!
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