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Seen at the 43rd Celebration of Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, part of San Diego,
A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish calavera), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (colloquial term for skeleton), and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead. Sugar skulls as gifts can be given to both the living and the dead. Other holiday foods include pan de muerto, a sweet egg bread made in various shapes from plain rounds to skulls and rabbits, often decorated with white frosting to look like twisted bones.
José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina (“The Elegant Skull”) as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada’s striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Very Cool! can you send this to “Hat Heads”?

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL CAPTURE ALSO IF I CAN’T SAY THAT IS A TRUE BEAUTY!!! VERY INTERESTING STORY!!!

  • Thank you Anna!

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  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    Totally wicked shot.

  • Thanks Al and for the fave!

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  • Rich Ladig
    Rich Ladigover 1 year ago

    I have always found this day and the attire so fascinating.
    And the sugar skulls sound delicious! :)

  • LOL! Thanks!

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    fascinating if not bizarre…would look perfect here

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    sorry…should be here

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 25, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much!

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    kostolany244over 1 year ago

    27 April 2013

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS… on your beautiful work

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