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Calaveras de Azucar

Calaveras de Azucar - Sugar Skulls

© Suzanne Barbezat

The word calavera or (calaverita) means skull in Spanish, but the term is also used to refer to rhyming mock-obituaries that poke fun at living politicians or other prominent citizens, written especially around the season of Day of the Dead.

A calavera de azucar is a skull made out of sugar, used to decorate Day of the Dead altars.

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Pronunciation: ka-la-veh-ra
Also Known As: calaverita
Alternate Spellings: calabera, calaberita
Common Misspellings: calabera calaberita

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