This page will show you the sugar skull coloring page. In Mexico, there is a small peculiarity to this feast, the sugar skulls. They are also known as “calaveras de Azucar”.
You can now start coloring the “Calaveras de Azucar” with your favorite colors. A tip, you can let loose in the colours! It’s up to you.
Cool Sugar Skull Coloring Pages
The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico every November 1st and 2nd. Although it coincides with the Catholic feast of All Saints, indigenous peoples have combined it with their own ancestral beliefs to honor their deceased relatives:
November 1st: The gates of heaven open at midnight on October 31st and the spirits of all deceased children (Angelitos) are reunited with their families for 24 hours.
Sugar Skull Coloring Pages
November 2nd: the spirits of the adults come down to Earth to enjoy the festivities that have been prepared for them.
The Day of the Dead, typical of Mexican culture, is a celebration of life. The better way to celebrate it than by bringing together those of us who remain here and those who watch over us in the afterlife?
The origin of sugar skulls dates back to prehistoric times, when the skull was a predominant figure in various aspects. One of these representations was a wooden shelf on which the skulls of prisoners or human sacrifices were displayed.
These people believed in life after death, and skulls were an offering to the god of the underworld to ensure a safe journey to the country he ruled: the transition from earthly to spiritual life.
In the contemporary Mexican tradition, beautiful altars (Ofrendas) are made in every house. They are decorated with candles, sheaves of flowers (wild marigolds called Cempasuchil), baskets of fruit, peanuts, tortillas and Day of the Dead breads called Pan Demuerto.
The altar is covered with food, sodas, hot cocoa and water for tired spirits. Toys and sweets are laid out for the Angelitos, and on November 2, cigarettes and glasses of Mezcal are offered to the adult spirits.
Small folk art skeletons and sugar skulls purchased at outdoor markets provide the finishing touch.