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The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico annually in late October or early November to coincide with the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day. Family and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. People enjoy this public holiday with building private alters, visiting graves and honoring the deceased with sugar skulls, flowers, favorite foods and special Day of the Dead Decorations such as the hand-painted, Mexican, Hand-painted Mexican Owl.
The most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere in the days and weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead celebration. These images are seen over and over in Day of the Dead folk art from Mexico such as the many hand-painted ceramics from Topanien Global Gifts. However, Day of the Dead Artists employ their fine craft on other figurines that people use to decorate the alters of their deceased family members. The Hand-painted Mexican Owl is an example of the fine painting being employed on an animal that does not have to be used for only a Day of the Dead Celebration.
Enjoy this special piece in your home year round or present to a friend who appreciates the significance of the Day of the Dead Celebration and may wish to adorn his or her alter with a special Hand-painted Mexican Day of the Dead Owl.
If giving a Hand-painted Mexican Day of the Dead Owl to a friend, be sure to request free gift wrapping during your check out.
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Hand painted and finished in Taxco, Mexico. Approximately 5 by 3 by 4 inches. One fairly traded, ceramic Hand-painted Mexican Day of the Dead Owl.