England: Guy Fawkes' Day
This English holiday, which celebrates the foiling of Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up the Parliament in London in 1605, actually takes place on November 5. But it is often rolled up with All Hallows' Eve into one week-long celebration. Bonfires and fireworks are on display in towns and villages, and effigies of Guy are burned.

Mexico: Dia de los Muertos
Amongst many native Americans in Mexico, the holiday is more about honoring those who have passed away. On November 1 and 2, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died. Families build ofrendas, or altars, for the deceased and deck them out with candles, special foods, and objects the dead enjoyed when they were alive. A table is set up beside the ofrenda, where households honor the deceased with a dish of food, a candle, and a bouquet of flowers at an empty seat. Deceased children are remembered with flowers and toys that the child enjoyed.

Trinidad and Tobago: All Saints Day
This Caribbean island nation is well known for its spirited celebrations during Carnival, but the country also sets aside a day to remember those who have passed on. People celebrate with large family dinners and festively decorated table settings, which include strands of cotton-like kapok from the silk-cotton tree. The dinner, however, is not enjoyed until the family returns from the graveyard where they have gone to leave flowers for deceased loved ones. While they are gone, they don't lock the doors of their house so the spirits of friends and family can enter. Upon returning, the family leaves a lit candle and a bouquet of flowers at the door, drinks rum, and then sits down inside to enjoy their commemorative meal.

Italy: Il Giorno dei Morti
On Il Giorno dei Morti, All Souls' Day, in Sicily young children who have prayed for the morti, or souls of the departed, leave their shoes outside doors and windows at night. In the morning, they wake up to see if their prayers have paid off with gifts left in their shoes.
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