Day of Dead Barbie would be released, before the expected date. It is the time when there would be a new Barbie doll with floral print on the dress and skull painted on the face. It is a Mexican Festival called Dia De Los Muertos Barbie or Day of the dead Barbie in which people remember their departed loved ones.
A doll of around 60 dollars is used to symbolize. This particular ritual is seen during this time of the year. Barbie’s dress has been designed to suit the occasion. She could be seen wearing a black flared frock style dress. There is a crown on the barbie’s head.
Mexican people have a belief that Monarch butterflies migrate in winter and come back at the time of this Festival. These butterflies are believed to be the soul of the departed ones, who have revisited. The whole Mexico takes part in this Fest, apart from that every family makes arrangements to welcome the souls of their ancestors.
This year, Dis de Los Muertos would be celebrated on 1st and 2nd November. There would be parties all over the country. The holiday was also listed on the national holiday. People also make human skull over roads and graveyards to welcome their souls.
Mattel (who owns Barbie) would release the special edition Barbie. The skull is a reference for the dead ones. On the day of the ritual, families would gather to eat and pray. They do not mourn in sadness rather they celebrate for they believe that the ones who have departed, would be celebrating with them. It is time to celebrate together. Mattel has released a new version of the ritual’s Barbie. The sexuality it has stuck to the older version, yet different from them.