One phrase that has resonated in 2020, is “We’re in this together”. As we approach the first holiday season during this difficult time, Mamba’s Creations would like to help our community honor the loved ones that have passed in 2020 by helping our community create The Forever Afghan.
The November 1st Day of the Dead holiday (in Spanish referred to as Dia de los Muertos), originated in Mexico and celebrates the dead, rather than being afraid of the dead. It’s a holiday for people to honor their ancestors and loved ones who have passed away and invite those spirits back into their homes to be part of the family once more. It’s a celebration of family and a show of respect for those who have passed away. El Día de los Muertos is not, as is commonly thought, a Mexican version of Halloween, though the two holidays do share some traditions, including costumes and parades.
Sugar skulls represent a departed soul and are placed on the home ofrenda (altar) or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk-art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. During the month of October, Mamba’s Creations will have Crochet Sugar Skull kits which will include the following:
Simply pick up your kit and decorate as you like. Return the completed square with the name of the loved one that you wish to celebrate. The artisans at Mamba’s Creations will piece all the squares and name cards together and have the completed quilt on display on November 1st. These kits are being presented as a public service to our community free of charge.
We’re in this together, forever. Let us unite and celebrate the lives of our departed loved ones. #theforeverafghan.
Limit one kit per person starting October 9, 2020.
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