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Sugar skulls are a sweet Mexican tradition that adorns the Day of the Dead offerings every year in November. They are echoes of the Tzompantli -a pre-hispanic skull rack that honored the passing to the afterlife-. The Skulls today are made of cane sugar decorated with metallic paper and colorful patterns. Sugar skulls usually bear on the forehead the name of the person they are honoring as a reminder of the unavoidable fate of death and are a symbol of the long-lasting idiosyncrasy of Mexican people.