Are sugar skulls for Halloween? Objects and traditions that originate from Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, are commonly mislabeled as Halloween decorations due to commercialism.
What do the colors on sugar skulls represent? Red is used to represent our blood; orange to represent the sun; yellow to represent the Mexican marigold (which represents death itself); purple is pain (though in other cultures, it could also be richness and royalty); pink and white are hope, purity, and celebration; and finally, black represents the Land of the
Do sugar skull designs have meanings? What is the meaning behind the sugar skull? Each sugar skull represents a departed loved one and is usually placed on an altar — an ofrenda — or even a gravestone as an offering to the spirit of the dead. Sugar skulls are often decorated with the person’s name.
What flowers are on sugar skulls? Marigolds are the flower of death. To make the skull happier add more color with green poms under the mouth. To add even more detail individual hypericum berries are put on toothpicks and placed around the eyes. Inserting fully bloomed, colorful roses across the top of the skull creates a festive floral crown.