Day of the dead Golossary
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A sugar paste used to make skulls, fruits, and other figures.
The Grim Reaper- a whimsical skeleton that represents death.
a skull; also a slang term for the word daredevil
Calaveritas de azucar
Decorative candied sugar skulls made for El Dia de los Muertos.
Masks worn by dancers to scare the dead away at the end of the day of the dead celebrations.
Brightly colored orange or yellow marigold, the traditional flower of the dead
A resin used to make scented incense
Dia Todos los Santos
All Saints' Day
Handmade _________ are used in Mexico to decorate altars in honor of dead friends and relatives.
"The offering", a table or altar, decorated to hold gifts of food and drink for the weary spirit guests.
A female(la) skeleton, created by Jose Guadalupe Posada. Catrina is a satire of a 19th century grande dame.
Pan de Muerto
Bread of the dead
Colorful tissue paper garlands with intricate, festive designs.
Candles are used to decorate ofrendas