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Symbolism behind Calavera in Day of the Dead traditions

KSAT Day of the Dead stories highlight tradition, celebration of life and death in Mexico

SAN ANTONIO – Calaveras are not just the painted skulls you see every year. They are symbolic in many ways for Dia de Muertos. Calaveras can be written or read out load, and are mostly satirical, humorous or poetic.

In this Day of the Dead story, we explain how the Calavera has been used traditionally over generations to comment on society, people, politics and entertainment.

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