Calaveras (skulls) are probably the most recognizable emblems of the Day of the Dead. The skull or skeleton (calavera) - is the number 1 symbol for the days of the Dead. It is not presented to terrorize or scare people. Instead, the Calavera represents playfulness of the Dead, as they mimic the Living and frolic amongst us.
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