Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a holiday focusing on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration, where partying is common.Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.
Measuring slightly under 1 inch by 0.75 inch, this lightweight acrylic highly detailed black and white sugar skull include diamonds, hearts, filigree, and are adhered to an adjustable metal ring