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Traditional Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls are always decorated with multiple colors of icing. Ingredients Sugar Skulls (makes 4 medium 3-D skulls) Gel food color 1/4 cup meringue powder 6 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 7 1/2 teaspoon meringue powder 6 teaspoons water 1 pound powdered sugar Add Royal Icing Steps 1 - Mix the sugar, meringue powder and water together until all the granules of sugar are wet. Pick up a handful of the mixture and squeeze in your
What is Day Of The Dead? When is the colourful festival? Day of the Dead celebrations will soon kick off in Mexico, with millions of revellers taking to the streets to honour their lost loved ones. People often construct their own private altars, where they honour the dead with a number of different gifts. Sugar skulls and marigolds are among the offerings given up, as well as the favourite food and drinks of the departed. As the years
It's not Halloween but rather the first couple of days in November when the celebration of death is at the cultural forefront in many Spanish-speaking countries — and particularly in Mexico. One of the most common symbols you'll see around Día de los Muertos is La Catrina, a statement-making skeletal figure (a bit reminiscent of sugar skulls) adorned in a fine dress and hat. According to urban legend, La Catrina's roots come from Aztec death
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, which means instead of meeting up with friends for one margarita after work, you have permission to get wild. Throw a party! String up a piñata! Head to Tijuana! It's the kind of arbitrary holiday (it's not even celebrated in Mexico) where anything goes. Patrón Tequila is on board for the ensuing antics — and they've hired a live mariachi band to help pull them off.
The band is featured in the designer’s summer collection campaign Mariachi band Flor de Toloache takes over a New York subway car in the new campaign for Kate Spade’s summer collection. The all-female band is featured together with model Fernanda Ly in the photos and video teaser for Spade’s fashion tribute to Mexico, which includes embroidered peasant blouses, lace-trimmed flouncy dresses, and a handbag that looks like a potted cactus. Read More...
Leave it to the good people of Scotland to stage hilarious protests during Donald Trump’s visit in the wake of Brexit. Paddy Power, a bookmaker (similar to a sportsbook in Costa Rica) based in Ireland, came up with a clever way to welcome the presumptive Republican candidate to succeed President Barack Obama in the United States. Here’s how the Irish sports betting giant described its stunt: We gave Donald Trump a good guac-ing when he
[caption id="attachment_2637" align="alignnone" width="640"] Traditional Dia de los Muertos attire. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial[/caption] Widely used decorations and dancing skeletons. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Traditional Dia de los Muertos attire. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Paintings hung for Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration that some people tend confuse with Halloween. Although the days fall close
Hollywood Forever Presents: Dia De Los Muertos The theme for this years event is Shamanic Visions of the Huichol Saturday, October 24th, 2015: 12pm until 12am The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 – 3pm onward Featuring on the Main Stage: LILA DOWNS, HUICHOL MUSICAL, LA MISA NEGRA, EL MARIACHI MANCHESTER and EDNA VAZQUEZ [sale]Celebrate with "Mariachi Los Muertos" Available on these music compilations:[/sale] [products skus="760551030092, 760551030139, 760551030122, 760551030115, 760551030108, 760551301321, 760551030078, 760551030085"] More
In the past few years, Día de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead in English – costumes have been popping up at Halloween stores and parties. It’s understandable. People are drawn to the gorgeous imagery, where macabre meets magnificent. The two-day holiday’s proximity to Halloween has led many to mislabel it as “Mexican Halloween,” a title that’s not only inaccurate, but culturally insensitive. Amber Lena’s post, “Day of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, and
What is Guacamole? Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico around the 16th century. The name comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl. It has become a very popular appetizer in the Mexican cuisine as well as the American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, garlic,
  McALLEN — The Rio Grande Valley is now home to three new state mariachi champions. Valley high school mariachi bands captured Class 3A, 4A and 5A Texas High School Mariachi Competition championships Saturday in San Antonio. McAllen High School took home the 5A title, Rio Grande City High School won the 4A title, and Grulla High School the 3A title. Of the 26 state-wide finalists within all UIL classes, 11 came from the Valley,
What is Chicken Enchiladas? Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times. The people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hernán Cortés in Coyoacán, which included foods served in