The day of the dead is celebrated in Mexico and is a very festive time. People dress up as skulls and paint there faces. There celebrate the day of the dead because they believe that on the 31st of October all the people ho have died come back to life that day. They all go to the cemetery and have a picnic and decorate the grave stones with flowers and skulls. This is rather a happy time of year than sad because they remember all the happy things about the person that died.