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 and favorite foods.
The Day of the Dead Figurines offered at Topanien Global Gifts are creations of a family of artist. Brothers and sisters, Augustine, Rofina, Raul, Fiadalfo and Inez, all of the state of Guerrero, have been providing us with striking Day of the Dead figures, boxes and masks for years. They, along with their mother, spouse and many of their children are highly skilled artists residing and working in the town of Taxco, Mexico.
With regard to the Day of the Dead and its great significance to the people of Mexico, David de la Torre, curator of San Francisco’s Mexican Museum tells us, “…Death brings this neutralizing force; everyone is equal in the end. Sometimes people have to be reminded of this.”
If giving Day of the Dead Newlyweds as a gift, request Free Gift Wrapping during your check out.
One plaster, approximately 6 by 4 by 2 inches, Day of the Dead Newlyweds of Mexico.