November festivals: Mexico’s Day of the Dead

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By Karen Hart

Create sun-catchers themed around this popular Mexican festival.

Day of the Dead

Mexico’s vibrant celebration of departed souls is one of the world’s most recognisable festivals, and should not be mistaken for a mournful affair – it’s actually a time for lots of fun and celebration, a bit like Hallowe’en.

In anticipation of the big event, shops and market stalls fill to bursting with everything spooky, from papier-mâché skeletons and miniature coffins, to marzipan spooks and skulls – many of the skeleton folk depicted in familiar activities such as riding bicycles or getting married.

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