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Autumn: Oktoberfest, Halloween, Día de Los Muertos

SUMMER SALE! Use discount code BLOSSOM at checkout for $10 off your order of $85 or more, plus enjoy FREE domestic shipping. (Our flat rate domestic shipping charge for orders under $75 is $9.50.)

Father's Day is Sunday June 16, and our new shop will be open Saturday June 8 & Saturday June 15 from 11 AM to 4 PM both days: Look for the OPEN TODAY sign at 1110 North G Street in Lake Worth Beach.

And please join us for the official Grand Opening weekend of our new shop on Friday June 21 (3 to 8 PM), Saturday June 22 (11 AM to 7 PM), & Sunday June 23 (10 AM to 4 PM): It's an Old Midsummer Celebration at 1110 North G Street in Lake Worth Beach!

Our authentic artesanías mexicanas make perfect presents any time of the year for anyone who happens to be a Día de los Muertos fan. They'll appreciate them even when it's not Day of the Dead time. Same goes for those who love authentic German handicrafts: they'll appreciate them any time of the year!

 Día de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. It's more an occasion for festivity than solemnity, but there are elements of both. Families gather at cemeteries to celebrate those who have passed before them with bundles of huge marigolds and picnics with plenty of delicious food. At home, celebratory altars, called ofrendas, are created. These altars are decorated with skulls made of painted sugar, photographs, candles, papel picado, sweets, and festive skeleton figures. We have long loved the holiday, for there are elements in our own Italian culture that are similar. The Italian version is known as I Morti, or Festa dei Morti. Día de los Muertos falls each year on the 2nd of November, but the season when we especially remember our beloved dead traditionally begins with Hallowe'en (the Eve of All Hallows) and continues through to Martinmas on the 11th of November. It's the season known as Hollantide, derived from the "Hallows" of All Hallows and Hallowe'en.