and shops in the stalls of the markets set up large displays like
the one above to show off their muertos wares. There are
a variety of decorations, candy, and bread to chose from to prepare
for the Day of the Dead feast and/or to decorate the tombs
and gravestones of loved ones.
their decorations, the skull or skeleton is often used. They are
often made to be grinning or engaged in ordinary daily activities
like drinking, eating, riding horses, etc. The skeleton is turned
into a cheerful defiance or mocking of death itself, and a symbol
of celebration of passing into the next life.