How dare you say life ends when you die! Let's take a look at the Mexican version of death.
Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the most important day for Mexican people. The death is considered as a part of life rather than the end. That's why during two days people are in the streets full of color and fun and in the skull-detailed costumes. They cook traditional foods, decorate the graves and make parades.
Although we're talking about death, it's actually a day of commemoration and remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, so everyone visits the graves and makes ofrendas (offerings). If you want to celebrate the Día de Los Muertos and share your love and respect with your loved ones, here are the 16 products you need.
Tattooed your face, put on your hair accessory, and it's time to think of the most important part: your costume. Prepare your flowers, wear the best costume and get ready to go out on the street. You'll look flawless in this little dress as La Catrina, who is a well-known character of the Día de Los Muertos by José Guadalupe Posada.
Señor de mariachi está aquí en el Día de Los Muertos.
With the skeleton bones make-up and this suit, you'll be the most handsome dead guy amongst others. You can add a rose to this mariachi suit, to complete your look with little details. Then, dress up, your señorita is waiting for you!
Let's be a little traditional. Sugar skull face is the most popular make-up look for the Día de Los Muertos. You can see everyone in the streets with a sugar skull mask or makeup on their faces. But... it's a bit difficult. You don't need to watch hundreds of makeup tutorials thanks to these temporary face tattoos. Press it on, wait and peel off. It's all that simple.
As everyone already knows, hair accessories are essentials for festivals. This headband is a must for girls who are thinking of wearing a dead bride costume on the Día de Los Muertos. You'll surely look gorgeous and receive lots of compliments with this flower-covered headband.
Do you want to say "I still love you and will remember you forever" to your grandma or grandpa?
In the Día de Los Muertos, people bring food to the cemeteries to celebrate and remember their loved ones who have passed away and share their undying love. You can decorate your ancestors' graves with their favourite foods and desserts. This cake pan is the best tool to bake your grandma's favorite cake. She would have loved them.
Fall in love with these Mexican tastes!
As I mentioned before, the Día de Los Muertos is considered a day to remember the loved ones who passed away, so to celebrate it people cook some meals for the dead because according to the belief they're still with us. If you want to share your special recipes with your loved ones, this cookbook will help you make the best Mexican foods.
Viva la Comida Mexicana!
Words can't be enough to explain amazing Mexican foods. Of course, in the Día de Los Muertos, Mexican people cook their traditional foods and serve them to their family and friends. In this way, it's time to talk about family dinners. You will need this table runner that reflects the colorful spirit of Mexico at dinner that brings the whole family together.
8. Coco Movie
You'll find yourselves in Mexico when you watch the Coco movie. This animation, which everyone should watch from young to adult, reminds us of the Día de Los Muertos and presents a wonderful story. If you spend your time at home in the Día de Los Muertos, it's the perfect activity to watch this. Also, the concept of animation reflects the colorful ambiance of the day nicely.
Complete your festival look with this skull mask. This black and white skull-faced mask makes you look creepy thanks to its 3D design. Also, you can use it as a protector mask if you ride a motorcycle. It's also used as a headband, scarf, or neck gaiter.
Do they look like creepy? Actually, no. If they remind you Halloween, you should know that sugar skulls are a fantastically crucial part of the Día de Los Muertos. Mexicans celebrate this day not only in the streets but in their house as well. That's why these pillowcases are the perfect choice for reflecting the spirit of the Día de Los Muertos on the decoration of your home.
Be stylish with some little touches. If you have a simple style and don't like to wear theatrical costumes, you can prefer accessories to complete your look. You don't need to be "over" to look fashionable, so get these sugar skull earrings and slay in the festival.
Día de Los Muertos is an ideal day to have a nice dinner with your family and a bottle of wine is essential for dinner. This wine bottle holder is a great choice for this day with its fun and traditional mariachi look. It will be a beautiful Mexican detail on your dinner table.
This painting comes to those who want to celebrate Día de Los Muertos in their house. You can bring the spirit of the dead to your house with this wall decor. It looks unique and original. Also, it suddenly will change the ambiance of your room.
14. Cake Topper
Even dead, lovers will be lovers until the end of time.
Can't wait to see this topper on the top of the Día de Los Muertos cake! So are your loved ones. Your loved ones waiting to get a slice of cake, I'm sure they will love it when they see this topper on the cake.
Candles and flowers are the most important decorative items of the Día de Los Muertos. As they go to visit the graves of their relatives, Mexicans bring gifts such as candles, toys, flowers and remember them. Then, you can use these candle lights to decorate the grave of your loved ones. Another option is using them on your dinner table to make it warm.
Salud! They know how to drink!
Let's drink your champurrado in this coffee mug and enjoy it. Mexican people drink their traditional drinks during the Día de Los Muertos. While you sip your drink from this coffee mug, you will add some fun to it thanks to the funny design of the mug.