Friday, November 21, 2008

Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro - Sugar Skulls

The vast array of sugar skulls for sale on the Day of the Dead never ceases to amaze me, even though I have now witnessed this Festival four years in a row in different locations in Mexico. What struck me most, however, this year in Patzcuaro as I perused the latest wares on offer in the Zocalo, was the wide choice of personalities and expressions created.


From the dopily doleful........


To the daintily demure.........



To the disarmingly delightful......




To finally the downright deranged... and disturbingly dangerous!



Photographs-Patzcuaro-Portal Hidalgo-Venta de Calaveritas de Azucar.

7 comments:

Ivana said...

mmm...ur pics are so cute...anyway,care 2 xchange link with my
North Sulawesi
blog?I've added ur link in my blog.Thx

Catherine said...

Ivana
Thanks for the comments..look forward to checking out your Indonesian blog very soon

Fly Girl said...

I love sugar skulls! They combine two of my favorite things, sugar and bright colors! You really show a wide variety. I've never seen the chocolate ones here but I've had my share of the regular sugar skulls. They are quite long-lasting. Last month, my daughter made two with glasses and bling that are still sitting on my kitchen counter!

koala said...

Ain't it amazing how many ways there's to celebrate the dead in different cultures. I've recently typed a few words about it. If you're interested http://koalek.blogspot.com/2008/11/post-halloween-post.html
Cheers

Catherine said...

Koala - thanks for those wonderful shots of that cemetery in Romania - would love to visit that place!!

kristine said...

those last ones are enough to give you nightmares, arent they...? They are pretty quirky and fun though. All those day of the dead traditions really do fascinate me. Such a different approach to death from our westen one, and I mean that in a very good way. Anyway - very cool photos!

hou said...

All those day of the dead traditions really do fascinate me.
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