Mexican La Calavera Catrina and the Day of the Dead

Mexican La Calavera Catrina on the Day of the Dead

Mexican La Calavera Catrina and the Day of the Dead.

Mexican La Calavera Catrina on the Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead – Día de los Muertos holiday is over, but the fun in Mexico never ends 🙂

During the celebration, the central plaza in Patzcuaro was full of vendors selling “ofrendas” (offerings). These are generally sweet treats made from Mazapan (Marzipan), chocolate and pastries.

Candy sculls for the Day of the Dead in Mexico
Candy sculls for the Day of the Dead in Mexico

The main character of the holiday is the Mexican La Calavera Catrina. For those who don’t know,  Catrina is a doll with a face of a dead woman. * Calavera in Spanish stands for Skull. You will always see her dressed in the European last century style, wearing large hats. the photo below shows a spooky bride candy Catrina. 🙂

Catrina candy dool as a bride for La Dia De Los Muertos, Mexico

Mexican La Calavera Catrina

The doll was originally created by the Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Although a little weird, this funny character became very popular. I noticed that Mexicans like weird, funny things 🙂

Colorful and well ornamented, Catrina is not always a candy doll. She often welcomes customers to stores, bars or restaurants. Mexicans venerate her as the beloved “great dame of death”.

Catrina spooky Character in Tequila City

Boutique entrance in Tequila City

 Catrina at the museo de la caricatura, Mexico City

Museo De La Caricatura, Mexico City

Catrina art decor in a boutique balcony in Mexico City

Art decor in a fashion boutique balcony in Mexico City

When I first saw this in an artisan store, I was shocked. However, Mexicans are putting a lot of artistic talent in creating this character. Soon I started to like her myself. The “doll” can be even adorable… so to say 🙂
– Many tourists also like to buy her for a souvenir.

If you like funny spooky things, Catrina will be happy to keep you company. 🙂 All the pictures above are available as art prints on various materials, for home decor or accessories.
* The watermark will not appear on the print!

Catrina spooky bride framed art print

Candy Catrinas Wall Art


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