The Day of the Dead is not a funeral ceremony, but a colourful festival in honour of the dead. According to popular belief the souls of the deceased return to their families on these days to visit them. During those days the memory of the deceased is in the foreground
The streets are adorned with flowers, skeletons and skulls in the most different versions are standing in the shop windows. Pastry shops produce especially for this time of the year the Calaveras de Dulce, skulls made of sugar, chocolate or marzipan, that bear the names of the dead on the forehead. The Pan de Muerto, the skull bread, is another popular treat these days.