Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. The Olmec people, Mexico's first complex society, emerged in the southeastern part of the country around 1200 B.C. They were later followed by the Maya, the Toltec, and the Aztec peoples. Today in Mexico children and families still carry on the ancient beliefs of honoring
their deceased loved ones on this special day. During this holday they have a large celebration and artists create sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are extremely detailed works of art made from real sugar! They usually tell a story about someone in the artists family and the designs are balanced on both sides. I hope you enjoy our symmetrical Mexican Folk Art!