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Day of the Dead Bicycle Playing Cards

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Day of the Dead Bicycle Playing Cards

$9.99 USD

Day of the Dead Bicycle Playing Cards

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Dia de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Hallowtide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. 

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world. In Brazil Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain there are festivals and parades and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures. 

Each court card hand painted before being transferred digitally to a computer. It took 12 months to complete this detailed deck of playing cards.

Our design features 14 original cards including 12 court cards, back card and a joker each hand painted on canvas over the past 12 months. Once the paintings were completed the paintings were transferred digitally to a computer for the printing process. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
P. W. Dennis
Halloween theme with vibrant colors and art

This deck has intricate art and a festive coloration of the pips. Courts are celebrants in Halloween celebration costumes.

I took off one star due to the smallness of the index pips. The clubs and spades take a little more than a glance to distinguish them.

The deck comes with two identical jokers, a double backer and an ad card.

The backs are one-way.

Great deck

This has an awesome quality feel. Perfect deck to get in the festive Halloween or Day of the Dead spirit. Great courts and the joker is awesome.

Delightful deck

I had this on my wish list and ordered a “mystery deck” in my last order and was delighted to find the deck as my mystery deck! It’s silky and handles great as USPCC is known for. The colors are rich & dark background with nice light contrast on the pips. The courts are custom with a modern look. They got 4 stars from me because I don’t care for the backs but there’s nothing wrong with them just that doing a reversible image that’s fairly busy doesn’t work for me as well as the jokers...looks like a flower with an eye in the center...could’ve been better thought out. I’m thrilled that I got this cool deck as a mystery buy. I recommend this deck as a great deck to represent The Day of the Dead and I intend to use it for cartomancy/divination with my Samhain tarot and Oracle decks 👍🏼

Ale Star
These are beautiful

Most of the cards I have contain regular cards, with only the court cards and jokers having anything different. But in this case, the entire deck has color on the face of every card - the theme is very colorful and unusual. These ones are fun to go through, just to enjoy the way they were put together. The color scheme is something to appreciate, and the artistry on the images is, too. They are very smooth cards, and have a nice feel to them. I'd love to see more decks as lovely as this one - these are a nice treat to admire, and not the same old thing with few modifications.

Superbe deck

Les images sont superbement bien travaillées, avec des petits reflets qui donnent un petit coté mystérieux au deck. Facilement utilisable pour les tours de magie !

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