Traditional Day of the dead sugar skull candles are a cute accessory for your celebration or party. At 2.25" tall and 1.5" wide, and designed on black wax, they're perfect accoutrements for your holiday decoration. Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of early November. Combined with their own ancient & religious beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones, the sugar skull tradition was born. Mexico, abundant in sugar production and too poor to buy fancy imported European church decorations, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. And that's how it all started! Sold individually & comes packaged in a cello bag with our signature raffia ribbon.