The Day of the Dead is on my list of festivals I’d like to go to one day.
They seem to do a pretty good job of it in Tucson, witness this picture.
And what’s in the photo isn’t half as interesting as the context as described in the caption:
…An undulating snake of skeletons, bogeywomen and the deceased wend their way beneath a phalanx of stilted, Ram-headed giants glowing red with roadflares. When the train passed everyone screamed with glee. To the right you can see the gynormous pumpkin of wishes pulled by the Horned Man.
(More cool stuff on their gallery.)