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Sugar skulls are the most recognisable symbols of the Mexican festival The Day of the Dead. Don't be fooled by the name - the Day of the Dead is a happy festival, where you remember and celebrate the lives of your ancestors. The celebrations include a LOT of feasting!
The Day of the Dead festival is celebrated over 3 days, from 31st October to 2nd November each year, and families gather together, give gifts of candy sugar skulls and remember their dead family members with often irreverent humour.
The traditional and distinctive types of designs on sugar skulls have become popular the world over, and items with sugar skull designs are used all year round.
The clear graphic nature of the skull decoration mean that they make excellent colouring pictures, so here are some free printable Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls colouring pictures.
Don't they work really well as colouring pictures? I coloured this one with my all time favourite pencils, Caran D'Ache Swisscolor Aqarelle Pencils.
These printables are free for personal and educational use only. They are not to be copied, reproduced, sold or distributed without prior permission of eParenting.
Now get puzzling with this Day of the Dead Wordsearch which is free to download.
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