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La Catrina …. Flesh and Blood

La Catrina …. Flesh and Blood



Here in the United States on Halloween you can see ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates. In Mexico the influence (possibly) of Halloween can be seen in the Day of the Dead celebrations and the many people who bring Jose Guadalupe Posada La Catrina to life.


Posada2.CatrinaJose Guadalupe Posada La Catrina

In Mexico’s capital many celebrations of the Day of the Dead can be found. They highlight the color, local food, Mexican folk art and crafts of the city. The traditional La Catrina with the European style hat can be seen walking around the festivals in the flesh.

People use face paint to create in elaborate fashion La Catrina and the human skull. They use white paint as a base and then black is used to represent eye sockets, nose openings and teeth. Then colors and patterns are added like the decorations on the Day of the Dead sugar skulls. The paint can also extend to their bodies too.



Costumes are also added to the human version of La Catrina. You can see La Catrina as a bride, Frida Kahlo, or in various forms of Mexican traditional dress. These very real depictions of the La Catrina can be attributed to the Mexican culture views on death.

Death is apart of life and should be embraced. Vibrant colors, flowers, wedding veils add life and warmth to the human skeleton of La Catrina.





Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca


Shop Local this Holiday Season

Shop Outside the Box this Holiday Season and support local small business!!!



Coast Hwy Traders will be serving Wine and cookies daily until Christmas.

While you do your holiday shopping enjoy the goodies and festive atmosphere! Coast Hwy Traders is packed full of one of kind gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Below is just a small sampling of what you can fine. If you have any questions please feel free to call 760-944-1381

Holiday Gift Ideas from Coast Hwy Traders


seashell-tree-2Seashell Ornaments

wood-santasWooden Santas



Great stocking Stuffers…

puzzles $5.95 and coloring books $5.00 (above)

and plush toys $8 and up (below)





Local handmade signs of favorite surf spots….$25



Handmade driftwood sign by local artist Debi….$35.00




Charming Talismans

Fish and Coins are for prosperity
Heart of for love
Flower is for happiness
Elephant is for long life
Sun is for Health



Embroidered children’s dresses from Oaxaca… $25.00

All sizes available…. So cute for holiday photos




Inspiring signs handmade by local artist Carolyn…$42



Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca


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