Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada's striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances.
A fire screen sheet began as a form of furniture that acted as a shield between the occupants of a room and the fireplace, and its primary function was to reduce the discomfort of excessive heat from a log fire. Early firescreens were generally shaped as flat panels standing on attached feet, or as adjustable shield-shaped panels mounted on tripod table legs. Firescreens in the modern home have become decorative shields of sheet metal, glass, or wire mesh that can be placed in front of a fireplace opening to protect the room from open flames and flying embers that may be emitted by the fire. Fire screens were used to cover the fireplace when nothing was burning inside it, and make it look more decorative.
Lactose intolerance is a condition in which people have symptoms due to the decreased ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk products. Those affected vary in the amount of lactose they can tolerate before symptoms develop. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and nausea, and typically start between one half and two hours after drinking milk or eating milk products. Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of enzyme lactase in the small intestines to break lactose down into glucose and galactose. Diagnosis may be confirmed if symptoms resolve following eliminating lactose from the diet.
Controlling long hair when diving or snorkeling is important for two reasons. Long hair floats in front of a diver's field of vision, and gets horribly tangled in the process. And second, loose hair tends to slide around under the mask strap, which causes the mask to move during a dive; this may cause even a properly fitting mask to leak. A single French braid beginning at the crown of the head works well to hold hair in place during a dive. The hair strands are interwoven, and are less likely to come free during a dive than in a ponytail. A French braid also helps to keep the hair from sliding around and disturbing the position of the mask strap. French braids are great for divers with layered hair, or hair that is too short to efficiently pull back in a pony tail.
Whether it's an intimate gathering, an elegant wedding reception or a large corporate function, a creative mix and match play on chair covers and chair cover sashes alone can help you achieve the stylish statement that your guests will definitely rave about. Using chair covers instead of just using plain chairs is a great example of how a minor event reception detail can make a big impact — especially if you choose chair covers that are in colors complementing the overall theme of your special event. Dress them up with chair cover sashes for that desired classy finish.