Category: Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead gains popularity

A grinning family plays on a sandy beach as a cruise ship drifts by. But what appears to be a typical scene from a Caribbean getaway is not: These figurines have skulls instead of faces. Nearby, bakers make tortillas and a figurine of a skeleton pistolero, or gunslinger, stands guard. Like the beachgoers, they have grinning skulls for heads. Religion Calendars Browse Holidays by Religion Interfaith Calendar Religion Calendars The images fill the shelves of La Mariposa gift shop in Dallas with the eerie mix of death and ceremony that marks the Day of the Dead. Many Mexican immigrants and