Sugar Skulls are the most popular thing about El Día de los Muertos. But the tradition is more enigmatic and is a way to pay respect to our loved ones that passed away. We celebrate the life of the death by building altars (ofrendas is the name) where we honor the deceased with some of their personal objects, a photograph of him/her, sugar skulls, candles, cross, cempazuchitl (is a flower), copal (a tree natural resin that brings a special )their favorite food and beverages. Also, we visit the grave of the deceased one with these things as gifts. In some places in México they build huge ofrendas at the graves , also they build an arc full of cempazuchitl. OMG, I could go on, and on, and on...Hahaha... As you can see, is my favorite tradition.