The truth behind the sugar is that death is seen in different ways around the world. While some people dread it because they often associate it with the emergence of all things evil, others consider it as a celebration for the life of their deceased ancestors and loved ones. And when it comes to death celebrations, one of the most unique and colorful ones can be found in Mexico. Characterized by their “sugar skulls”, these resemble more like a festival than a day of mourning.
Mexico is known for its numerous special holidays. But one of its most famous events is the so-called Dia de los Muertos, which means “Day of the Dead” in English. Celebrated in conjunction with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, it’s completely different from other celebrations for the deceased as it’s a very positive and colorful one. Instead of dwelling on the death of family, they’re instead dwelling on the life the deceased person lived. The result is a party-like atmosphere that must be seen to believe. And the trademark of this event is the sugar skull. Sugar Skulls are seen as offerings to their loved ones who have passed on.