Fabrics for Halloween & Day of the Dead Festival – Mexico

“Day of the Dead” is  a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the 1st & 2nd November. The timing obviously coincides with All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, Halloween, the Mexican people have traditional beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.

Our ‘Day of the Dead’ Fabric is pictured below, click on the pic to view the fabric.

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It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on 31st October, and the spirits of  deceased children are allowed to reunite with their families and loved ones. On 2nd November, the spirits of the adults join them at the time of festivities too.

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Day of the Dead is a very expensive festival for the families with much food & decorations. It is not unheard of for families to spend two month’s income to pay homage to their deceased relatives. They believe that happy souls & spirits will give them protection, good luck and wisdom over the year ahead.

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Sugar production is big business in Mexico Sugar skulls are therefore cheap to make and represent an individual departed soul, A decorated bright & vibrant sugar skull is made or bought by the family and left on the grave of a deceased love one during the festival.

Click Here to view some more Halloween fabric & haberdashery……….

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