Okay, so what comes in your mind when anyone speaks of Halloween-Spirit? Or why shouldn’t we consider to define Halloween first! Well, Halloween is the best holiday of the year because it’s mostly related to fun and candies, but what’s more to that – it’s getting social. Oh, you’re connected socially, right? But I meant with the community – your family, friends, neighbors, and not just your so-called social media friends. And trust me, a street in Mexico city is famous for celebrating the best Halloween ever. Recently, giant skeletons came to life for playing the best day of the death, and nailed it!
These giant skeletons sculptures have become the center of attention in the whole Tlahuac neighborhood. It measures over 11 feet wide and 7 feet tall and set the tone for the big spookiest festival during which the locals honor the lives of the departed.
Piles of crumbled concrete at the places where these giant skeletons are connected to the street ideally creates the illusion that the undead is bursting through the asphalt. And people didn’t seem to object this blockage, but rather seem to enjoy the Halloween-Spirit by crowding the places.
Jaén Cartonería, a family team of artisans, have created these giant skeletons, and deserve all the credits. Plus, they have been embracing this tradition for over eight years now (that’s amazing!).
Jaén Cartonería used papier-mâché to create these giant skeletons’ sculptures and painted them in a way that makes it look that the undead is smirking, “We embrace this day from the bottom of our heart, and to get more close to this tradition – we deliver everything we have, so it stays with us for the century and beyond.” Jaén Cartonería commented furthermore adding, “We remember the loved ones who have died by supporting their spiritual journey. It may sound odd to some people, but it’s what we Mexicans do – celebrate the saddest moments to gain energy.”