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Latino, Skull All Souls´ Day

Masks for Day of the Dead Festivals

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November 2nd, the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) or All Souls´ Day is happy and colorful celebration and Mexico's most important religious holiday. On this day it is believed that dead relatives return from their resting places to visit their loved ones. Families visit cemeteries and churches bringing with them with flowers, candles, and prayer to reinforce the solidarity between living and dead persons. Origins of the holiday date back to Aztec festivals dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl who watches over the bones of the dead.

Skull painting utilizes these types of design characters - and more

Spider webs Hearts Roses Gods eye Flowers
Tear drops Butterflies Crosses Swords Scroll work
Daggers Morning Glory flowers Mustaches Bright Primary colors Flowering Pines
Repeating Patterns        

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Mexican and Latino Face Masks

Death head masks are usually decorated with bright colors and fantastic designs. Calaveras are colorfully decorated sugar skulls that are made both to adorn altars and to be eaten on the Day of the Dead.

Calaca skulls and skeletons wear festive clothing with flowery hats decorated with marigold flowers and foliage and are usually shown, dancing, and playing musical instruments.

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Skull paper masks for young children to print, cut out with scissors, color, and decorate with crayons, markers, glitter, feathers, yarn, colorful papers and fabrics. Decorate your masks with pre-shaped cut and paste designs provided in this site. These color book images are suitable for Halloween, All Souls Day or Aztec and Latino or Skull crafts for fun child learning activity.

The macabre riddle of the skull mask. University of Montana research team announced the solution to the mystery behind eight Aztec masks made from human skulls. The find has been puzzling scientists for over 30 years.

Skulls All Souls´ Day Masks

November 2nd, the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) or All Souls´ Day is happy and colorful celebration and Mexico's most important religious holiday. On this day it is believed that dead relatives return from their resting places to visit their loved ones. Families visit cemeteries and churches bringing with them with flowers, candles, and prayer to reinforce the solidarity between living and dead persons.

Origins of the holiday date back to Aztec festivals dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl who watches over the bones of the dead.

Death head masks are usually decorated with bright colors and fantastic designs. Calaveras are colorfully decorated sugar skulls that are made both to adorn altars and to be eaten on the Day of the Dead.