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Google Doodle Celebrates The Day Of The Dead With Skulls


Google Doodle Celebrates The Day Of The Dead With Skulls

Google has marked Mexico's Day of the Dead, an ancient festival celebrating and honoring departed loved ones, with a doodle featuring brightly painted model skulls.

The skulls, hand-made from clay, appear between animated flickering candles with orange marigold petals scattered around them. The doodle represents the ofrendas, or altars, set up by families for the carnival.

The shrines typically feature photographs and treasured mementos of late relatives and friends, plus their favorite foods and drinks.

“Day of the Dead (or El Día de los Muertos) is an ancient holiday dating back thousands of years to the Aztec Empire,” Google said. “In its essence, it’s a joyous occasion that’s about dispelling fear and embracing the cycle of life.”

Day of the Dead altars are typically placed in people’s homes, and are often lined by photos of the dead, as well as food and drink offerings like sugar skulls.

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