Day of the Dead: Nov. 1 Altar: Altars are used to welcome the ancestors' spirits into the home. It is also practice to visit the ancestral burial ground to celebrate with picnics and music. Interesting article on the subject from NPR
This altar shows a picture of the deceased and all of the colorful decorations. The food and the candles along with it help celebrate the dead family member. This is obviously been put together with a lot of tears, hard work, and time.