Mexican Sugar Skulls Workshop

Past Event: 3 November 2012

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Decorated Mexican sugar skull
Jose Fernando Ramirez Valazquez

Learn about and decorate sugar skulls inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead holiday traditions.

For the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), celebrated every year on the 1st and 2nd of November, children and adults buy or create sugar, chocolate, clay or papier-mâché skulls to commemorate family and friends who have passed away. Mounds of colourful sugar skulls are sold in markets, made of a sugar mixture that is pressed into moulds and adorned with icing, paint, coloured foil, feathers and sequins.

In this workshop led by Brenda Ivonne, a member of the Mexican community in Victoria, families and adults learn about the meaning behind the tradition and decorate their own sugar skull to take home.