Here in México , we have the traditión of venerate the dead people, and this tradition comes from prehispanic times. Mexicans dedicated one day to the memory of the death. This tradition says that on NOv. 1st. dead "children" return to visit their families , and on NOv 2nd. dead "adults" . In the houses, schools, some parks, people make "ofrendas" or "altars" in which they put: tequila, bear, cigarrets, what ever the deadone liked. If he was a kid, they put in the altar :toys, candy, cake. Right now at schools, chldren have been decorating in one special place "the altar" , they bring from their houses food, and stuff. Parents come visit the altar, and once they all saw it. Then they can eat everything, and make a party of it.
The tradition says, on "día de muertos¨ is a chance for dead people to have a day with their relatives, and eat everything they liked in life.
In this times, it has mixed with United States celebration of Halloween . So now we have "Día de muertos", and then at night, children dress with costumes to ask for candy, or money. They say : Can you give me my "calaverita".
And one of the most delicious thing about "día de Muertos" is "Death Breath' o "pan de Muertos". DELICIOUS, and can olny be found on October.