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Every Saturday in October, people are invited to join in the creative fun making and decorating sugar skulls at Zanzibar Trading Company.  

In a month long celebration of the arts in Sacramento, Zanzibar Trading Company will be holding sugar skull classes in preparation for the Hispanic holiday, Dia de Los Muertos.  

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Dia de los Muertos is a traditional holiday in the Hispanic culture. Dating back to the Colonial period in Mexico, “Day of the Dead” is a cultural celebration on Nov. 2. Not meant to be a spooky holiday like Halloween, Day of the Dead is a celebration of life itself, honoring the deceased. Each sugar skull is decorated with vibrant colored icing to be festive and happy, representing a departed soul of a relative or loved one.

Make sure to sign up for classes in advance to save your spot, since classes fill up quickly. Kids can decorate sugar skulls in a one-hour class and can also use these ornamented skulls as decorations for Halloween for free. 

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Zanzibar Trading Company is located at 1731 L Street n Midtown Sacramento. Classes take place every Saturday at 1 p.m during October, except 2nd Saturday.

The cost to decorate a medium, flat backed sugar skull is $10 per person. To decorate a large 3D Skull, the cost is $20 per person. All classes include the materials and aprons. 

Photos Courtesy of Zanzibar Trading Company 

Written by Promotional Intern, Alejandra Gonzalez