Halloween Inflatables: Skeleton
Death representation in Latin American countries, particularly in Mexico is one that holds a lot of history but unlike the fear-looking Grim Reaper, the skeleton representation of death in such culture is one that’s taken much lightly and often embraced with warmth, besides being personified and referred to as female. ‘La muerte’ or ‘La calaca’ are some of the most popular ways to refer to this skeletonian frame, pictured here, wearing a sombrero. Instead of fearing death, the people of Mexico celebrate and have integrated yet another national holiday ‘El Dia De Los Muertos’. This celebration takes the form of a religious ritual where people take to the streets in picturesque death customs and march along caravanas completely decorated with this same theme. They also light candles for the ones who are dead, make offerings and pray to ‘La santa muerte’ (the holy death) for a safe delivery to the afterlife.