Mattel is celebrating five years of its Día de Muertos collection with fresh new designs worn by the one and only Barbie and Ken.
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7:39 a.m
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Mattel is celebrating five years of its Día de Muertos collection with fresh new designs worn by the one and only Barbie and Ken.
Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican cultural holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd each year.
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The centuries-old holiday is full of symbolism. Altars are covered with traditional gifts, food and meaningful items from their loved ones.
According to an Instagram post this year Barbie will wear a satin pink dress with a bright calavera or skull, lined with floral embellishments.
The doll will also wear a crown of monarch butterflies and carry a miniature ofrenda diorama with traditional cempasúchil accents. Ofrendas are usually made by family members and are used to welcome the deceased at the altar.
The Ken The doll wears a dark blue jacket with embroidered lapels, a metallic striped shirt, a hat with silver details and stylish black boots.
Both Barbie and Ken will be wearing the traditional sugar skull face paint.
The Día de Muertos Barbie and Ken dolls are available at Mattel’s online store for $75 each.
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