Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sugar Skull ATC - York Fest

YORK FEST
York, PA
August 29th - 30th

Come visit the York Art Association Booth at York Fest.
We are featuring ARTIST TRADING CARDS 
Create an original trading card or bring some of your own to trade.


Sugar Skulls are a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead. Mounds of colorful sugar skulls are sold by Indian vendors in open air village markets during the week preceding the holiday. Spirits of the dead are welcomed back to their homes with beautifully decorated altars made by their loved ones. Sugar skulls, marigolds, candles, incense and special foods adorn home altars.
Families take the flowers and sugar skulls to the cemetery to decorate the tombs on November 2. Sugar skulls are colorfully decorated with icing, pieces of bright foil, colored sugars and usually bear the name of the deceased loved one being honored. They are easy to make by children and adults, and if kept dry, they can last a year.

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