This fabulous Day of the Dead Skull Money Box is cast from high quality polyresin and decorated with brightly coloured designs on a blue background. Made to resemble a traditional Mexican Sugar Skull, it features a slot at the back of the skull to deposit your coins.
The money box can be emptied and refilled over and over, with a secure opening on the bottom to release your savings. It measures approximately 10cm x 14cm and is 12cm in height.
Although a Roman Catholic tradition, the ritual known as the Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated mainly in Latin America (on 1st-2nd November) which maintains the basic principles of the Aztecs. It centres around gatherings of family and friends in order to remember, honour and pray for loved ones who have died. Traditions include building private altars honouring the deceased using photographs, flowers and the favourite foods and beverages of the departed. Wooden or clay skulls are placed on altars while sugar skulls, made the the names of the deceased on the forehead, are eaten by a relative or friend.