A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day.

5 Ways to Observe Dia de los Muertos in Milwaukee This Year

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, marks a celebration of the life of the deceased and recognizing death as a part of the cycle of life. Although it takes place the day after Halloween, the two holidays are completely separate. Celebrate this rich cultural tradition at these Milwaukee events this week.