8. Sugar Skulls Decorated sugar skulls are a particularly unique Day of the Dead tradition. The molded sugar skulls are meant to represent the life and individuality of the departed.
9. No Mourning El Dia de Los Muertos is a time of joyous celebration, not sadness. The Aztecs did not believe in mourning their dead as tears would make the spirits’ journey more difficult, rather they celebrated their lives and memory.