Although it is commonly considered as just the Mexican version of Halloween, and the image of the sugar skull (or Calaveras) is a common halloween costume and decoration, this vibrant holiday is a joyous and sacred occasion. Learn the history and customs of the Day of The Dead and learn to make a real mexican-style sugar skull to celebrate and honour the life of a loved one. This workshop will be taught by Paige Vanderbeck of The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast for the second year in a row!
The cost of the class is $40, which includes a large-size skull made of sugar, and all the materials needed to decorate them in either traditional mexican styles or a style all your own! You'll also recieve some small items with which to decorate your own altar (or Offrenda), listen to mexican music and can peruse Mystical Mae Moon's selection of Halloween, Samhain, and Day of the Dead merchandise after hours.
REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 22ND TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE! This is the second year this workshop has taken place in Windsor and it fills up fast!
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. It was moved to October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Roman Catholic triduum festival of Allhallowtide: All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.