In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a time of festivity and celebration. This festival celebrates the lives of family members who have passed. For this day, the dead are revered, honored, and respected. Day of the Dead skull, also called sugar skull, usually resemble the sugar or white chocolate skulls used in the festival. These skulls are usually idealized and very stylized. They are decorated with bright colors and vibrant flowers.
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Delving into sugar skull meaning is actually very simple. Of course, it’s not like the Mexicans just went ahead, created, and decorated skulls made of confectionery just for the heck of it. Of course, there’s a deeper meaning behind the decorative skulls that adorn every tomb and household in Mexico during Dia de los Muertos. As much as possible, these skulls must be homemade. This is because these skulls are made as an offering to their dead loved ones. Because of this, it is not all that uncommon to see sugar skulls on tombs together with the deceased one’s favorite food and/or items.