Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sugar skulls

Mexican sugar-skulls usded for Day of the Dead

Sugar decorations date back to the 17th Century. Mexican villagers had very little money for decorations, but they had lots of sugar with which they began to mold and adorn their churches, alters and gravestones. Sometimes the skulls will have the name of the deceased on the forehead and are decorated with swirls of colorful icing making them more festive than scary.

Read about other Day of the Dead traditions.

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