On the 15 and 16 of September,
several North and Central American countries
are celebrating their Independence day from Spain ...all these Spanish Speaking countries are having their National Holiday !
So "Happy Independence Day" to...
I made this card using the beautiful "black nose sugar skull" stamp from Lost Coast Designs.
And I colored it with the colors of the Mexican Flag.
I used this iconic Mexican sugar skull image, used mainly on The Day of the Dead, in November...
but I liked it so much and it is so "Mexican", that I decided to use it for today's and tomorrow's festivities in honor of this National day.
BTW: Skulls are not symbol of sorrow/fear in Mexico, they are a symbol of festivity and party!
NOTE: In Mexico, on the 15th of September, tonight, at midnight is celebrated what it is called "The Cry of independence/ El grito de Independencia", where the President every year on this date stands on the balcony of the national palace at the main plaza in Mexico city, at the "ZOCALO" and rings the same bell that Hidalgo, a catholic priest, had rung in 1810 to call everybody to rise up in arms against the Spaniards...and that is how the war of independence started in Mexico ...
Then He shouts several "viva's" ("long live the heroes of the nation"; "Long live the republic" etc) and below at the "Zocalo" Hundreds of thousands of people watching, reply with "VIVA" each time...this impressive ceremony is transmitted in all the main Spanish speaking chains of T.V. national and international...so if you have a moment and can find it watch it!
It is very emotional and very patriotic!
I colored the Skull with "Copic" markers and added several dies from "My favorite Things". The words are from "Memory Box" ; "Feliz Día= Happy Day" ...
I added some stickles to the teeth ...
in person it shines a lot!
This card can be used for the day of the dead, for Halloween or just as a fun card to make and send to friends!
Ok my friends, I hope you enjoyed reading this post...I always remember this day because, Mexico is also a little bit my country and I spend so many 15th of September at the Zocalo with my family celebrating and shouting "Viva Mexico" and celebrating this holiday, that is it rooted in my memory! ...tomorrow on the 16th there are military parades and nobody works!!! I remembered just sleeping late, and watching the parade on TV...
So I am joining in the celebration
of my Central American friends
in their National Holiday!
Thanks for the visit!
Lost Coast Designs stamps: Black Nose Sugar skull; tree branches background
Note: these stamps can be purchased at the LCD online store or at any of the stamp shows/ conventions where they go to. Check their calendar to see when they will be near your town.