If you’re anything like us, when you first heard about the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican holiday celebrated every November 1st, you were a bit perplexed. Over here at the studio we are in agreement that the first images that came to our minds were all associated with darkness, death, and Halloween-like graphics- yet- after further investigation, we found that day is characterized by anything but.
Originating from the rich Mexican culture, “The Day of the Dead” is an occasion which is centered around celebration of individuals who have passed on. Participants gather with friends and family for a day full of festivities- all honoring their close companions whose spirits they still believe surround them. The holiday is characterized by intricately designed crafts, colorful skull imagery and most importantly, superfluous amounts of smiles and songs.
People attend a plethora of parades on this day with the majority choosing to dress up in costume in honor of their deceased comrades (how fun!):
Spending just an hour at the studio would reveal that not one of our team members can say “no” to any holiday which provides us a platform for “stacking on” color. Thus, we are all decked out in Nissa’s popular skull jewelry in honor of today. You don’t have to tell us twice to hang on to some of our Halloween-inspired baubles for a bit longer;) Wonder what were wearing? Take a look…
We joked earlier that we thought Christmas was our favorite day of festivities yet after discovering the “Day of the Dead”, an occasion which combines two of our most beloved things (color and skulls!), we may have to re-evaluate it’s standing as #1:) If you can’t get enough of the fun and festive ‘feel’ of the the holiday head on over to our “Skull-ful Celebrations” Pinterest board! We’ve collected some of the most intriguing Day of the Dead- inspired images, recipes and crafts for you to dabble in if you find yourself with some free time!