Día de los Muertos

By Ma'Laya Sanders, Writer

           Day of the dead also known as Día de los Muertos  , This day that came from the hispanic heritage .   This is a very big day in foreign countries to prepare for this holiday families lay out an altar with foods that their loved one likes and pictures of them. Dia de los Angelitos (day of the little angels starts the holiday at midnight on Nov 1st , where the spirits of all deceased children are believed to be reunited with their families and loved one for 24 hours. Families construct an altar, known as an ofrenda , with the departed child’s favorite snacks,candies,toys, and photos to encourage a visit from their departed children. The names of the departed children will often be written on a sugar skull.    Calavera’s are ubiquitous during the day                       of the dead. The skulls are often drawn with smiles to make it look like a laughing face. As a laugh to death itself, They take many forms such as sugar candies , clay decorations and most memorable . Face painting , Sugar skulls are decorated and placed on ofrenda’s of loved ones. A calavera or sugar skull’s  , is a decorative skull made by the hands of everyone, children and adults . With paint or clay mixing.