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Calaveras de Azucar: Sugar Skulls and the Day of the Dead — By Lydian Shipp
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Calaveras de Azucar: Sugar Skulls and the Day of the Dead — By Lydian Shipp

Sugar skulls (Calaveras de Azucar) are used to entice the dead to visit the living during Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Sugar is molded into the shape of a skull and then decorated into creative designs. Many of the designs have symbolic meaning. For example, candles within the hollowed out eyes mean remembrance. Cobwebs symbolize death while flowers within the sugar skull ...
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