Most are familiar with the colorful sugar skulls associated with Day of the Dead in Mexico. While not a traditional good luck symbol, Dia de los Muertos represents a powerful connection with those we love, even after they have left the living world. It is believed that on this day the spirit of those who have died return to visit their families. Special foods, elaborate altars and beautiful sugar skulls are prepared to welcome them home and celebrate those who have departed. This represents the power of remembering those we have lost and replacing mourning with celebration so that they may live on.