The Day of the Dead is an important holiday in Mexico, usually celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November. People will gather on these days to pray for the dead. This is a holiday of joyful celebration rather than mourning because Mexicans believe that death is not scary, it is just the beginning of another journey. The traditional way to honor the dead is to build home altars with sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods of the deceased. There are many activities to celebrate the holiday, such as dressing up as skeletons, making festival food, holding parade, etc.