Day of the Dead & the Mexican Skull
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico between 31st October and 2nd November. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honouring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favourite foods and beverages of the departed. Day of the Dead is a festive occasion rather than morbid. Death isn't seen as the end of one’s life, but as a natural part of the life cycle; the dead continue to exist much as they did in their lives, and loved ones come back to visit the living every year.