The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is celebrated throughout Mexico and internationally by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. During the days of the Dead, some believe that the souls of the departed return to earth to visit with and to provide council or give advice to family and loved ones. Day of the Dead sounds like a grim event, but it’s a time to celebrate and remember the lives of dead family members. People decorate altars in their homes and gravesites with food, candles, candy skulls and marigolds to welcome the souls back to earth. Skeletons are displayed throughout cities, and people dressed as skeletons parade through the streets. A catrina is a figure of a woman skeleton usually dressed in a nice dress with a large plumed hat. A male skeleton is called a “catrin”. We hope you enjoy our LIMITED EDITION Day of the Dead Collection!