Here are a couple of pictures of sweets for sale in an outdoor market in San Miguel. Some of these candies were quite elaborate and beautiful, while others were very whimsical. Some of the people would not let you take pictures, which I assume is to keep other people from stealing their ideas. They put a lot of time and effort into making these, some women actually start working on them a year in advance. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a festive occasion where they remember the dead and celebrate the continuity of life.