Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Celebration for gathering and pray and remember friends and loved ones who have passed on. Takes place November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Celebration filled with bright color decorations including the popular sugar skulls.
Cleaning and restoring colors in seashells...Rinsed in warm water and soak for 24 hours in bleach water. After totally drying, rub each shell with baby oil or with satin varnish to preserve natural color. *Another blog says shells can be soaked a week or more in bleach water if needed.