Sugar Skulls

Valencia's Family Tradition

Sugar skulls, or Calaveras de azúcar, are deeply rooted in Mexican tradition. This festive and whimsical symbol is an important part of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos – a beautiful Mexican holiday marking the remembrance and celebration of those who have passed before us. The artful skulls are made of sugar and embellished with bright colors to represent sweetness and nostalgia. 

What is Dia de los muertos?

It’s a celebration of life and an opportunity to honor the dead at the same time. Sugar skulls represent death, but in Mexican culture, death is about celebration, rather than sorrow. Celebrating life is the most important piece of the holiday. It is with remembrance and spirituality that we are reunited to celebrate our ancestors as a reminder for us to live everyday to the fullest.


Valencia’s has a long standing family legacy of culture and tradition, which is inherent in all of us through our patriarch Jesus B. Valencia, aka “Cyclone Anaya,” and matriarch Carolina Valencia. With honor, we continue this cherished custom, eternally bonded in love and truly representative of our family unit. We are proud to share our story with the community, passing along the cultural significance of the sugar skull and Día de los Muertos to the next generation. Life is best lived in a culture of authenticity and connection with the ones you love.

From our family to yours,


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