lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Patzcuaro’s Famous Sugar Skulls

Patzcuaro’s sugar skulls are very much a tradition. They show up in abundance around Day of de Dead. Our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe can walk a block or two to find any number and variety of them. You can ask the vendor to personalize your purchase with your own name.

Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro, México.
Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro, México.
Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro during the Day of the Dead season
Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro during the Day of the Dead season

This year, along with many other activities, these interesting objects will invade the Portal Hidalgo in front of Plaza Vasco de Quiroga October 23 to November 2. They can also be found in chocolate and aramanth.

Sugar and Chocolate Skulls in Pátzcuaro
Sugar and Chocolate Skulls in Pátzcuaro
Sugar skulls are made by adding lime juice to the sugar until thick enough to pour into molds, then adding colored sugar glaze, according to the whim of the artist.


Sugar Skull at Restaurante Doña Paca in Pátzcuaro
Sugar Skull at Restaurante Doña Paca in Pátzcuaro
The creativity of the artisans go beyond skulls to include other references to death, such as headstones, skeletons, and angels.

Sugar Skulls in Mexico in Pátzcuaro during the Day of the Dead Season
Sugar Skulls in Mexico in Pátzcuaro during the Day of the Dead Season
These sugar skulls are among the most representative symbols of Day of the Dead in Mexico  and Patzcuaro is never lacking in their abundance during this special season. They are most prevalent under the west portals. Your purchase will help preserve this sweet tradition!


Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro a Mexican Tradition
Sugar Skulls in Pátzcuaro a Mexican Tradition

Depending on the climate, you can enjoy sugar skulls for years to come.


*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

We invite you to check more articles in our blog, there you will find information about Pátzcuaro and its surroundings that we hope will be helpful for your next trip.

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Artisan Exhibition of Night of the Dead in Pátzcuaro



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México.


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