Tuesday, November 1

Día De Los Muertos... A #Cre8time Celebration with Amazing Casting Products

Greetings Amazing Makers! Welcome to November and a special Cre8time event featuring Amazing Casting Products celebrating Día De Los Muertos. Please join us for a week of beautiful art made in the spirit of the traditions of this holiday.

Día De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico, parts of Central America, South America and has now become popular in North America. During this multi-day holiday, Latin American cultures focus on gatherings of family and friends to celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have passed.

Day of the Dead is not a sad or scary occasion, but a spirited holiday when people remember and honor family members who have died. All of this is part of the philosophy that death is not something to be feared, but a natural part of life. 

People celebrate in their homes, creating altars (called ofrendas in Spanish) that display portraits, favorite foods, and special possessions of their loved ones. Altars are also decorated with candles and marigolds—the light of the candle and scent of the flowers (called cempasuchitl) are said to attract the souls of the deceased and draw them back for a short time to take part in the pleasures they once enjoyed in life.

The sugar skull artwork above is created by mixed-media artist Maria Soto.
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